Posted by Howe Q. Wallace on Monday, November 26th, 2012
The people who invented Thanksgiving knew what they were doing. Gratitude is good for the attitude.
Hopefully you had a good holiday weekend. A weekend full of fellowship with friends and family. For some of us, it was so good that the prospect of returning to work was a bit daunting.
If you’re having such difficulty, Craig Groeschel would encourage you to step back into that place of thankfulness you were in when the holiday commenced.
Here’s what he says: “Grateful people can find a blessing, enlarge a blessing, create a blessing.”
Take a quick inventory. What in your life are you taking for granted that is worth your gratitude? Have your health? Your family well? On a good team? Good at your job? Finding the blessing shifts your mood.
In touch with your blessing? Put it to good use. Gratitude humbles me. It moves me to take what is given me and to be resourceful with it. In fact, to be more generous. As I come in touch with my blessings, they become larger, more satisfying.
Doing for others is shifting into high gear on the attitude front. Dreading something is self centered. Getting outside your feelings and your needs to focus on others fuels the heart and soul.
Grateful people know they are blessed, receive the blessing and use it to make a difference. Every day. It’s a habit that keeps on giving.