Thank You!
And, according to legendary pastor, leadership and management expert John C Maxwell, gratitude, by its very nature, automatically works to eliminate three mental characteristics that most undermine individual success in an interactive world:

      • Isolation
      • Egotism
      • Arrogance

Maxwell also talks about how gratitude can enrich your life:

  • thank you!Grateful people linger over life’s blessings
  • Grateful people live in the moment
  • Grateful people leave fear behind
  • Grateful people live on purpose
  • Grateful people love those beside them

So, how do you put gratitude into practice?  Great question.  In a New York Times article, Arthur C Brooks, author of Gross National Happiness, suggests practicing three gratitude strategies to tap into its powerful benefits:

  • Interior gratitude:  Keep a daily or weekly list of the things you are grateful for.  For example, each day you might write down 1 – 3 people or things you are grateful for.
  • Exterior gratitude:  Write thank-you notes and share your gratitude with others.  These can be hand-written notes, phone calls, emails, or text messages.
  • “Be grateful for useless things”:  Mindfully express thanks for the everyday stuff that we too often take for granted, like running water, air conditioning, washing machines, etc.

With gratitude comes miracles … miracles + gratitude!  Darren’s thoughts on: “How Miracles Happen”

Oprah Winfrey, a leader in the consciousness of gratitude, may have said best, “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never; ever have enough.”

To You,  🙂

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