An Attitude of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

Practicing an attitude of gratitude is a simple way to give yourself an Attitude Adjustment. Gratitude shifts your focus from lack to abundance. Research has shown that giving thanks makes people happier, more resilient, strengthens relationships and can improve your health and reduce your stress. How does that happen?

Gratitude is an emotion – one of the most powerful emotions we can have. If you look to the principles of the Law of Attraction the barometer for your vibrations is your emotions and gratitude is an emotion that vibrates at a high frequency.

Whenever you feel and have emotion about something, you create a vibration for it and that vibrational frequency- like a radio transmitter, draws to you those things that vibrate at the same frequency.

As you focus on gratitude by thinking, speaking and feeling grateful you are attracting like energies to you, which has you experience more things to be grateful for. That’s why it’s important to be grateful for what you have right now.

How to Choose an Attitude of Gratitude

Many times we are thankful when something good happens or at special times during the year. We are often in the habit of thinking negatively or seeing things through a negative filter. You can make a choice today to turn that around! Focusing on the positive is a choice. Here are some suggestions to shift your attitude towards gratitude:

1. Focus on what you do want instead of what you don’t want.

2. Find the positive in the negative – when you encounter a challenging or difficult situation find something positive about it – some people call that finding the silver lining. It may be a lesson learned an unexpected outcome, learning to be patient, compassionate or empathetic.

3. Say Thank You to the people around you each day – find something positive about them or something that you are grateful for and focus your attention on that. Everyone has positive and negative traits – focus on the positive!

4. Keep a gratitude journal – journal or write down each day at least one thing you are grateful for. You can also journal what your grateful for throughout the day instead of waiting until the end or beginning of the day. Here's a list to get you started:

  • A Person
  • A Place
  • A Thing
  • A Moment
  • A situation or experience
  • A Big or Small Success
  • A Life Lesson
  • A Health Status
  • A Heroic Deed
  • A Peaceful Thought...

5. Send a thank you card or email message to someone once a day, week or for a period of time (for 21 days) - make a list of family, friends, co-workers, teachers, colleagues in your life to choose from.

6. Create a Gratitude Jar in your home, office or classroom and jot down on a slip of paper what you are grateful for each day or several times a day. Invite your family and co-workers to participate.

7. Post on Social Media - create a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ post daily stating what you are grateful for.

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Coach Estelle is the coach to call if you are ready to eliminate your limiting beliefs, get into action and Achieve Your Financial Dreams! With over 35 years as CPA working in Finance, Purchasing and Management she has worked with individuals and companies ranging in size from small privately owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies in various industries.

In addition, with over 15 years as a Church Leader and Holistic Financial and Business Coach, she has worked with individuals, churches and organizations to:

  • Create financial freedom by having a plan and process that works for them and their life
    • Move beyond the limiting beliefs that stop them
    • Align their values, vision and mission statements with goals and action steps
    • Realize their unique gifts and talents and create the future that they desire
    • Create strategic plans for their business and personal lives

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