Living a Grateful Life: The Importance of Remaining Thankful

As I look around the world today, I see a lot of things. I know that over the last two years the world has experienced great change and transformation. While I am not being insensitive to the plethora of challenges that we have all endured, I have also examined the profound sense of pessimism and hopelessness that I see in the world today. I am an optimist and I always have been. I choose to see the good in everything and I choose to count my blessings instead of complaining about the battles and challenges that arise in my life. Ultimately, I have learned the power of gratitude and it has made all the difference in my life. As we head into this holiday season, I want you to remember the importance of living a grateful life. Trials and tribulations will always come your way. However, you can always choose to be thankful.

  1. No one is exempt from challenges. While it is easy to look at some people and assume that they never go through anything, this is simply an assumption and in no way accurate. The reality is that we all go through challenges and no one is exempt from challenges. Since no one is exempt from challenges, then it behooves you to become skilled in navigating the challenges of life. In other words, you have to understand that adversity is part of the journey and how you handle it will determine the success or failure of your life. You cannot escape challenges but you can be empowered to overcome challenges in life. It will require you to shift your paradigm, adjust your attitude, and change your perspective. You have to stop cursing challenges and start to see them as a blessing in your life.



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