Cultivating a Grateful Heart

Well, it is my favorite time of the year. Fall is in the air and the leaves are falling off of the trees. The weather has finally started to change and it is apparent that we are in autumn. This time of the year always makes me think about harvest, pumpkin pie and the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a wonderful time to enjoy friends, family and great food. However, there is so much more to this time of the year than that. This is the time of the year where hearts open a little wider and we start to focus lesson on our problems and more on being grateful. Personally, gratitude has been a huge anchor in my life and I would like to share a few insights with you on raising your gratitude level.

  1. Realize that you have so much to be grateful for. We are living in a time where we are facing a myriad of social, economic and political challenges. I never want to downplay your reality or experiences. However, I encourage you to just take a moment and look around. Your life could always be worst. So often we get so absorbed in what we do not have that we forget to appreciate what we do have. You have so much to be grateful for. You are alive, you have the love and support of great friends and family, and you have an incredible purpose to fulfill. Everything in your life may not be going according to plan. However, you can rest assured that there is a higher purpose for your life. You need to shift from grumbling and complaining to living in a perpetual state of gratitude.



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Jamelle Sanders is the CEO of Jamelle Sanders International. A global management, consulting advisory empowering leaders for success.