Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Words of empowerment

A. N. Tipton
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself

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Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

Sometimes it might feel like the term attitude of gratitude is overused. There are times when you might want to take that Pollyanna euphemism and bash it over someone’s head. There are so many things in our world right now that seem chaotic, depressing, uncertain and just plain negative. We are surrounded by a changing landscape, and it may seem like control is in short supply and feelings of disempowerment can encroach into our psyches. Did you know that having an Attitude of gratitude can help and be beneficial for our state of minds?

One of the benefits gratitude offers is a measure of control in a world that seems to be thrashing about like a boat in a storm. We may not be able to control outside circumstances, but we can control our attitude and inner landscape. It just takes practice. There are so many things we can look at in or outside our lives, and point out all the injustices, traumas, or tragedies. But there are so many things in our lives we can be grateful for and we can start to choose to live an empowered life.

It’s easier that you think. Try being grateful for a simple meal, a bed to sleep in, or the breath in our lungs. It can be as easy as being grateful for that coffee in the morning before the rest of the house wakes up. What about that book you read which lifted your spirits…

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A. N. Tipton
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself

I am a Writer, a Lover of Books, a Mother & an Usui Reiki Master who loves to read & write & all things Universal. Words move me, inform me, inspire me.