Show gratitude for all that is good in your life, regardless of your circumstances. Focus on what is going right instead of what is going wrong. More good will come to you.

We’ve already established in previous posts that what you focus on will grow larger. If your thoughts are about the bad circumstances that you find yourself in, you’ll find no reason to feel grateful. So change your mind and think about what has been going well so far. There has to be something. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:18.

Think about the fact that you woke up this morning in good health, with a roof over your head, with new possibilities/opportunities. I personally love mornings; it always makes me feel that I have another opportunity to see good happening.

Who knows, today could be the day that you receive that e-mail, or the phone call you’ve been waiting for. The possibilities of good happening in a new day are endless. Be expectant of good coming to you today.

Show appreciation for what is going right no matter how small and more things will go right. If you’re not grateful for what you already have, no more good will come to you. Take time everyday and think of all that you appreciate. In fact make it the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up.

Keep a journal in which to record all that you are grateful for. This will help keep you focused on the good in your life.

Gratitude is contagious. People’s response to you when you have a grateful heart will be more positive and you’ll be more pleasant to be around. I know it might not always be easy, but practice makes perfect. Already make a decision first thing in the morning that your attitude is going to be one of gratitude regardless of what lies ahead. In other words, take charge of your day; don’t let others dictate your day with their negativity.

What you put in is what you get out, so pour good into your day and that’s what you’ll get out of the day. What you sow you will reap and it always works like that. As you give gratitude, you’ll receive gratitude and appreciation. Your attitude is everything.