Good Morning: Create an Attitude of Gratitude

“Pay attention to what’s good about your life. Rather than worrying about what you don’t have, Seek to make the best of all the good things you do have. There are a lot of things right with your life. Give your attention to them and they will grow.
~Ralph S. Marston, Jr.

Good morning!

Michele sent in this quote along with the following note: I have this quote up on the wall where my whole family and myself can see it as we pass by…it helps us to remember that we have so many blessings and things right with our lives… and by focusing on those things, paying attention to them, helps keep our few minor and some huge disappointments or struggles in proper proportion.
I printed this quote out when she sent it to me in and I posted it where my family would see it often. It does just as Michele says, it helps us keep perspective. When we focus on “the good,” when we actively maintain our gratitude journals, when we greet the day
with expectation, we attract and nourish the good in our lives. Likewise, when we focus on the bad, when we maintain lists filled with stressors and greet each day with trepidation, we nourish the negative in our lives. You are the gardener of your life. What crop will you choose to nourish?
Your Turn:
Print a copy of this quote and post it where your family will see it often. Create a gratitude journal as a family, encouraging each member to list a few things they are grateful for each day (or make this part of the dinner routine).
Your Affirmation:
I nourish the positive in my life, with both thought and action.

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And as always, don’t forget to start your day with a heartfelt: “Something great is going to happen today… I can’t wait to see what it is!”

And when ending your day ask yourself: “What is one more thing I can do to make today matter?


Good Morning: Create an Attitude of Gratitude — 1 Comment

  1. I usually say something good is going to happen today in the car on the way to work. Work has been stressful, and I find this quote helps me find that one point of light I need for the day. Well, it paid off in spades Wednesday. As I was saying my mantra my local radio station had a contest on for flowers. I took a chance and called in, yes more than a couple of times. However, i was the first one with the correct answer. Not only did I feel great all day, today I am going to get my prize, a small arrangement of flowers for my desk…..Lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LouAnn

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