Do you want to know a secret? I never used to practice an attitude of gratitude! Don’t get me wrong I said please and thank you; however, I never sat down and truly reflected what I was thankful for on a daily basis!
It wasn’t until I hit a deep depression, and my therapist suggested I start writing down three things I was grateful for each day. Let me be honest, I could barely come up with one thing in the beginning even though there were so many things surrounding me that were beautiful and amazing.
I pushed through and would write down my daily three things as if I was reciting my alphabet then one day I had a break through and something resonated with me. I started to see each thing I wrote was truly a gift from God. Over time, my attitude changed and, I didn’t have to dig deep to find things to be thankful for.
As time progressed, I was able to write paragraphs of what I was grateful for. I even started leaving notes of gratitude for people that meant something to me. My whole perspective changed. And my deep depression lessened.
I don’t leave my bed without writing my attitude of gratitude. It is one of my favorite activities to do. It not only provides me with a grateful heart; it provides me the opportunity to bless others.
An attitude of gratitude does not have to be a big to do. You can use a simple notebook or even your planner. I challenge you to start off writing one thing you are grateful for each day and see what a difference it makes in your life.
I believe it will change your life, and soon it will become of your favorite parts of your day