I am completing my new compilation of Gratitude Quotes in an eBook that I will be publishing soon. You are more than welcome to get a copy of it for free. It is packed with some really great quotes that I have sent out on the Quote of the Day as well as some new ones. The eBook is focusing on only Gratitude which (in my opinion) makes it that much more powerful.
One of my favorites is in there:
“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”
– G.K. Chesterton
Isn’t that great! Talk about having an A
ttitude of Gratitude! When you find gratitude in everything you do and everything you think, you are automatically in a better state of mind! I have recently experienced a shift in my thinking. Work has been exceptionally challenging over the past couple months for reasons you probably care not to be bored reading. But, when I find myself “challenged” or unable to comprehend the rational behind decisions that are made (which are outside of my control), I quickly look for the positive in the situation. I think, “Wow – it is great that we are getting additional resources to help out with this project. I am grateful for working at a company that is willing to get people to help when so many organizations are not hiring.” That quickly shifts my attitude from resentment to thankfulness.
Remember, however, when you are doing this, you cannot simply just think about it and process the words and the meaning behind it, but you need to feel it in your core. When you
can feel it emotionally, you are truly being grateful.