Gratitude is like PRIMING a PUMP.
Surprisingly, as we make the decision to be thankful, it releases a spring of gratitude, a flow of thankfulness.
A grateful heart prepares to be reflective and abundant.
It’s really a matter of lifestyle—why chronically look for more, obsessing about what we don’t have, thinking our happiness is at stake?
With a grateful heart-set, focus upon what you do have. “Mysteriously,” as we do this, we increasingly attract what is good and right.
Creating, not consuming
We live in a highly-charged consumer culture. I don’t know that we really understand what we’re swimming in.
Let’s be intentional and make a quality decision that we are not “consumers”—it is not our identity. We are creators.
Purpose and meaning are discovered in creativity:
- Creatively approaching our lifestyle
- Cultivating creativity in significant relationships like marriage, parenting and grandparenting, and friendships
- Creatively approaching our work
- Creatively approaching our place in society
And to whom or what are we grateful? Can we be abstract or vague about gratitude?
I believe that as we are first grateful to our Creator, then we condition and position ourselves to be authentically grateful to others … in whatever context we relate to them: family, friendship, business/work, our place in the larger world, and so on.
Don’t yield to cynicism. Don’t be overcome by skepticism. Stay clear of the black hole of complaining.
Gratitude is honorable: it is a force for good and releases an abundant life to be experienced. I want in on it!