Friday, October 10, 2014

Grateful People--Are You Among Them?

(I 'borrowed' this from one of my other blogs. I wrote it a couple of years ago, but the ideas never grow old. Enjoy.)


The word 'gratitude' is often overused but you can never overuse the action or the mindset...

This may be a very new thought for some:
Grateful people have a sense of maturity. They motivate themselves rather than always waiting to be motivated by outside sources, though they are willing to receive what resonates with them. They challenge assumptions, especially their own. They assess their own abilities and take calculated risks.
Grateful people make time work FOR them rather than against them. They inspire others to action and have a sense of playfulness. They know the benefits—and the pitfalls—of a positive mental attitude. They make common sense common practice. They know that relationships are based on good communication, that listening is the most important skill.
Grateful people are energized by, not frightened by, change and can snap back from slumps. They’re willing to do what it takes to reach greater heights. They realize that life is not necessarily fair, that the hustle never ends, but that the benefits ultimately outweigh the drawbacks. They have discovered that everything can be a gift.
Grateful people know that they are already successful. And they understand the Number One  Principle of Life—compassion, which simply means to do the least harm, and to help where they can.
Grateful people count their blessings.
"You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to pay you back." Coach John Wooden

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