The title speaks for itself I suppose.

In the same way we choose to be optimistic vs. pessimistic throughout the day, having an attitude of gratefulness works in the same way.

First and foremost, it’s a choice. We are making a choice to look at our lives from a very specific perspective. And I could argue that it’s more about that perspective we choose to view the world than anything else.

When we choose a point of view that supports the idea we have people and things in our lives to be thankful for, it puts us in place where we’re vibrating at a higher level. And let me remind you, this is a choice. It doesn’t just happen. And in doing so, we attract like energy. Like attracts like energy. That’s a fact.

As we move through our day, we are always going encounter obstacles, events and people that will throw a monkey wrench in our day, but coming from a mind set that says, “I feel so fortunate to be here with the resources and loved ones around me,” is inherently a stronger stance than, the “why me” victim perspective. Believe me, I’ve tried many times.

Write out your gratitude list today and see how it works for you.