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The Power Of Gratitude
What if there was something that was both simple and that could radically transform you, your life, your relationships, and your health?
Would that be something you’d be interested in? I thought so.
Believe it or not, this something that I'm talking about is "gratitude," and yes, it is that powerful. Research has shown that practicing gratitude can:
Simply put, giving thanks can make you happier, and by helping you get outside of yourself, stop being self-centered, and become other-focused, gratitude can help you get away from ruts, setbacks, and self-pity. It may also make you more successful.
According to legendary pastor and leadership and management expert John C. Maxwell, gratitude, by its very nature, automatically works to eliminate three mental characteristics that most undermine individual success in an interactive world:
Maxwell also talks about how gratitude can enrich your life:
So, how do you put gratitude into practice?
Great question. In a New York Times article, Arthur C. Brooks, author of Gross National Happiness, suggests practicing three gratitude strategies to tap into its powerful benefits:
Keep a daily or weekly list of the things you are grateful for. For example, each day you might write down 1 - 3 people or things you are grateful for.
Write thank-you notes and share your gratitude with others. These can be hand-written notes, phone calls, emails, or text messages.
Be Grateful For Useless Things
Mindfully express thanks for the everyday stuff that we too often take for granted, like running water, air conditioning, washing machines, etc.
So, what's on your Gratitude list? Today's 3 points to remember!
Oprah Winfrey, a leader in the consciousness of gratitude, may have said best,
Be thankful for what you have;
Be grateful always. There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.
Enjoy your journey! God bless!
To a better you!
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Hi, I'm Ralph Gregore Masalihit!
An RFP Graduate (Registered Financial Planner Institute - Philippines).
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