An Attitude of Gratitude

As I rolled out of bed this morning, I couldn't help but notice that this is a great time to be alive. I felt healthy, content and grateful for another day to make a difference in my own little world. What a privilege it is to be able to start the day with the ability to make conscious decisions about how the next 12-14 hours will go?

Even though there is a lot that may appear to be going wrong in the world right now, there is still a wealth of things that are going right and for those, I felt an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. It felt good to be alive. Let's face it - what is there to be ungrateful about? My daughters are doing well. My extended family and friends are well. I have a job doing work that I love. I work with colleagues and leadership who are supportive.

With the technologies available now, a couple of keystrokes from you could change the lives of many around the world. There have never been more opportunities to make a difference and to achieve one's dreams as there are today. We have the ability to live longer and in better health today than many generations before us. If we take care of our bodies and seek preventative care, we can live well into our eighty's and ninety's.

Make a deliberate effort to be thankful on a daily basis. Life is a whole lot better when we develop an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings (William Arthur Ward).

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