As the season of Thanksgiving rolls around once again, I feel urged to ask the question, “Can we ever have enough gratitude?”

I’m betting on no. When we enter a state of gratitude our focus changes from the self to more of an objective point of view. You have a sense of pulling back the zoom on your life and considering the big picture. We are often way too caught up in our own stories to consider anyone else’s.

Feeling a sense of gratitude gives you a perspective you wouldn’t otherwise have. For me, it also simplifies my life. It distills it down to what’s really important to me. Being on death’s doorstep will do that to you, but why wait for that to happen when you can manufacturer those feelings and gain that perspective just by being grateful.

Gratitude is an attitude and attitudes become a way you live your life. You might want to pick a good one.