Gratitude: The One Secret That Makes You Irresistible to Your Prospects
I personally believe we live in a world where gratitude is but an empty word used. Today, being thanksgiving I decided to look into the word and noticed I myself needed to do a lot of work when it came to being more grateful. You cannot be happy without gratitude but happiness brings joy and success. The equation is quite very simple, unless we are grateful for what we have and where we are, we are not able to progress the way we want.
Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. – Wikipedia
The Gratitude Journal
I came across a lady sometime back who shared a very remarkable story of how she used a gratitude journal to literally transform her life. She came from a broken home staying with a mother who sold her items for drugs but as a young lady she knew that was not the life she wanted. Instead of getting bitter at her situation and feeling sorry for herself she decided to be grateful for the things that were working in her life. Instead she bought her first journal; what she would use to write down what she was grateful for on a daily basis. Ever since then she has kept a journal in which she would write her list of things she was grateful for every single night before she retired to bed. She has since then passed it unto her two sons who keep gratitude journals even at a very young age. It inspired me to get one and I have been using it regularly now.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. – Henry Van Dyke