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Queen of Your Own Life

An Attitude of Gratitude

She had an attitude of gratitude that was simply contagious. And everyone wanted to catch what she had. - Queenisms™

She had an attitude of gratitude that was simply contagious. And everyone wanted to catch what she had. – Queenisms™

The old adage “you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar” is a sage old saying for a reason. Someone who practices gratitude every day is magnetic. They’re light and airy and you can feel their optimism. They quite literally “attractive” because of their attitude. But someone who only sees the negative, a half-empty kind of person, wears you down. You find yourself accepting invitations from them with reluctance. You don’t look forward to spending time with them. We can teach ourselves to be grateful. We can train our brains to see the positive around us. How? With practice. Start simply. Tonight, before you go to sleep, spend two minutes jotting down at least one thing that you are grateful for in your day. At first it might just be “I have a bed to sleep in,” or “I have teeth to brush and the brush to get the job done.” Guess what? That’s wonderful and good enough. When you’re ready, add a morning moment of gratitude and write it down. Glad you woke up? Write it down. Happy to have coffee in the house? Write it down. You’ll find that eventually you’re able to go deeper and find more meaningful things for which you’re grateful. Happiness is a habit. Practice gives us “happiness muscles.” What are you grateful for today?

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2 Responses to “An Attitude of Gratitude”

  1. Denise says:

    Thank you for reminding me. I have done gratitude writings in the past and it greatly improves my ability or willingness to see all the beauty and goodness around me. I like to use my “happiness muscle”.

  2. cindy says:

    Just like physical muscles, that happiness muscle only gets stronger with use, Queen Denise. You’re a wise woman for using gratitude writing to flex that muscle.

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