I feel like a major theme of a lot of things I discuss is strongly focused around the subject of gratitude. Meaning, overall attitude; is it thankful, appreciative, is there acknowledgment of the good things going on in our lives, or the things given to us? Do we take a second and be thankful for all the things going right, or can we only focus on what we don’t have or wish we had (more of)?

It is always easy to see and complain about what it is that we don’t have. Right?

I read the quote a long time ago, and each time it pops up in my life, I feel like its for a reason…

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How spot on is this in many of our lives? It’s so easy to complain about how we don’t have enough of what we want, or aren’t happy with aspects of our lives. The challenging piece is recognizing it in the moment and changing our thoughts. We can control what we have and don’t have, but it’s socially acceptable and normal to voice what you’re unhappy with, rather than praise all the good things going on.

I feel like this is particularly hitting home for me now, because I have so much to be grateful for yet I find myself focusing on the things I want to change in my life, and areas where I feel like I’m not good enough. The truth is, I am good enough. And I know this, but it’s the negativity and stress of everyday life that makes us all question ourselves, what we know we’re good at, our intentions, our capabilities, and so on and so on and so on.

So I’ll end by saying that I’m grateful for my relationships. All of them. I’m gracious that I am related to some of the most supportive, amazing people I’ve ever met. In addition to my family, I’ve formed friendships and bonds with other people in my life that lift me up and motivate me to become a better person. They say, you are who you surround yourself with, and if that’s not enough to make me grateful, then I don’t know what is.

Sparkle on, you!

Xo Aurora

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5 thoughts on “Attitude of Gratitude

  1. Excellent post Aurora. This is something that I think about during the difficult times that life often brings us. No matter how bad your situation is it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Other people are going through difficult times as well, and sometimes their situations are unfortunately much worse. Positive thinking and gratitude are extremely helpful in getting through these times. I myself have been blessed with many great people in my life who I can turn to when I’m in need and who have gotten me through those difficult times that I couldn’t get through alone. Having a good network of people in your life, or even a hobby/interest to channel negative energy through, can be all that you need to keep moving, instead of getting buried in the proverbial quicksand. If you focus harder on the positive, it makes the negative a lot easier to swallow 🙂

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