An Attitude of Gratitude… Say Thank You!
What does it mean to have “an attitude of gratitude?” So when my son started kindergarten a few years back, I started a new habit with him. Every single morning on the walk to the school bus, I made him say, “Thank you God for another beautiful day!” Didn’t matter if it was raining, snowing, freezing, hailing, you say, “Thank you God for another beautiful day!” I would make him think of one thing to be thankful for every single day.
Because there’s no goddamn reason that you can POSSIBLY come up with to say that you have nothing to be thankful for on any given day. AND, if you think that way, you oughta be ashamed of your damn self! At the end of the day, ask yourself the question, did I wake up this morning? If you did, WooHoo for you! If you didn’t, you’re saying you woke up dead this morning? Dang, don’t you hate when that happens?
Give me a freaking break!
Every day, no matter how bad a day, that you wake up above ground is a pretty goddamn good day! So quit your bitchin’, quit your whining and be happy that you’re alive!
I used to be like that. If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all I used to say. And bad things kept happening to me. Every. Single. Day. You want to know why? Because everything that you put out has energy. And when you say things, you send that energy out and it attracts back what you put out. So if you speak negative, you attract negative right back to yourself. You say it weren’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all, that’s exactly what you’re going to get.
Well, as soon as I stopped doing that, I broke the cycle. My life began to change, and it was immediate. Positive things started to happen each and every single day. So, if you listen to nothing that I ever say ever again, please, just find ONE thing EVERY DAY to be thankful for, and say thank you. Again, for crying out loud, be thankful that you woke up! Find something positive in each and every single day, and you will attract so much more good to yourself! Just watch how quickly your life will change…
- How I Survived Nearly A Decade Of Underemployment (fastcompany.com)
- When bad luck is self-inflicted. (guidepostswithbobsmith.com)