Gratitude is attitude. Remember that as a focal point, and it will always serve to help redirect you. No matter what you do, life is going to throw you curveballs. It’s not easy to be grateful, thankful and cheery when life sends storms your way. You have to feel, not be fake, but you don’t have to fall apart. You can stand in the face of storms and all circumstances, being grateful and maintaining a positive attitude.
Count Your Blessings
Count your blessings and name then one by one. That is a line in a gospel hymn that rings just as true today as it did then. When you start focusing in the wrong direction, you’re going to waste your energy on trying to solve problems. Hey, if you solve the one that’s consuming you, there are plenty more that you can waste your time on, too. Yes, sometimes it’s time to solve problems, but it is always time to maintain a positive attitude and count your blessings.
If you count your blessings, you don’t have time to focus on what you feel is going wrong in your life. A little selflessness never hurts either. We can all be so selfish, but think about what others are going through. It’s not always about you, and you’re not thinking about problems other people have to make yourself feel better. You’re compassionately reaching out to others. There is healing in helping others.
The Right Perspective
It’s difficult to always maintain the right perspective. Remember, sometimes you are certainly going to have to redirect yourself. You can always make that choice, however, meaning you don’t have to dwell on what you feel is going wrong. Everyone has problems and concerns. Focus on what’s most important, and don’t live so much in the moment in regards to the curveballs that life throws at you.
Loving others, giving back, serving your community, anything good that you do redirects your mind away from yourself. Selflessness and humble attitude goes a long way. Working hard also makes you appreciate what you have. A happier life is all about knowing what’s most important and also enjoying the simple things. If you move in the wrong direction, you’re going to get restless, and you won’t be content. Peace to you, and if you want more, you have to do well with and have gratitude for what you already have.