Finding Time for the Attitude of Gratitude: 5 Tips and Benefits!

Sunrise2Finding time to feel your gratitude and to look at life from that expansive and deepening vantage point is always time well spent!  Not only does the attitude of gratitude connect each of us with our worlds in a way that is filled with warmth and meaning, but it also profoundly affects the energy that we bring to every single moment in our days.  Gratitude creates an ever-deepening spiral that enhances our moments and ripples out warmly into our worlds!

Here are 5 tips and insights that I shared in a previous issue of The Finding Time E-zine.  They highlight the singular importance of gratitude for creating and nurturing meaning in each of our lives:

  • Be your gratitude.
    Gratitude is about the totality of your life and how you view the world. It is a specific lens through which you make meaning, and it enables you to appreciate the opportunities that you have been given.
  • As you appreciate yourself, so can you appreciate others.
    You are the base on your life. And you can only give what you have. Imagine a well full of water. It is easy to draw from that source. Now imagine a dry well. It has no water; therefore, it can’t give any. Allow time in your day to acknowledge your humanity, and warmly validate your efforts. Pay attention to the messages you give yourself – they are so important!
  • Let others know that you appreciate them.
    Acknowledging others is a concrete way to let them know that you truly see them – AND that you open-handedly appreciate what they have done. Make sure your validations are specific. For example, “Thanks for reviewing my report. Your feedback was very helpful, and I appreciate the time that you took.”
  • Like attracts like.
    This is a fundamental principal of the Law of Attraction.  You receive back what you put out. If you are negative and critical, then that energy enters the universe and attracts more of the same back to you. And by the same token, if you are grateful and loving, then the universe sends gratitude and love back to you. Your conscious efforts to cultivate gratitude prepare the ground for life’s gifts to take root.
  • Gratitude is an antidote to fear and self-criticism.
    It is virtually impossible to be grateful and afraid, or grateful and self-critical, at the same time. When you experience gratitude, you experience a sense of satisfaction, of wholeness and of completion.

Have you experienced the benefits of gratitude in your life?  What are you grateful for right now? I’d love to hear about what you discover as you explore the power of gratitude for yourself!

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