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The People Who are Happiest in Life are Those Who are Thankful for What They Have While They Pursue What They Want.

This is one of the main keys to creating a great attitude.  We all have so many things to be thankful for. Yet in today’s materialistic world we are too often reminded of the things we don’t have. We are constantly bombarded with images and messages that insinuate…no…SCREAM, that our lives are inadequate because we don’t have certain things or look a certain way. The messages are so pervasive that it is easy to get caught up in them. As a result many people spend too much time being unhappy for what they think is missing.

But what would each day be like if you woke up and rejoiced for all you have? This doesn’t need to be material…it can be relevant to anything. For example, that you are alive and healthy. That you are unique and have your own special blessings. That you have people in your life that care about you. These three perspectives alone are awesome if you truly consider them. Yet we tend to take them for granted…

On To The Material Side for a Second…

If you were to think back to some of the most carefree and fun times of your life, I bet it had little to do with stuff. I spent many years in my childhood with very little in the way of material things…but I never lacked. I never felt bad about not having certain things. I simply was too busy having fun with whatever was available. I was Captain America with the Trash Can Lid. I was famous baseball pitcher Jim Palmer with a tennis ball and a wall. Who were you? What did you do? It’s great to have things, don’t misread me, but they add very little in the way of true joy to life.

Did you know that half of the world lives on less than $2 a day? Yet, if you are reading this, there is a good chance you live in a developed nation and have abundance in most everything….food, clothing, shelter, technology, and…wait for it…opportunity. You can be and do most anything you decide to….your freedom to decide in and of itself is a massive blessing.

There have been many studies done on the power of purposeful thankfulness. All of them reveal that if someone takes the time to appreciate all the good in their life they are joyful much of the time.

I have shared over the years both with my readers and with my seminar attendees, that I work everyday on cultivating a positive attitude. I HAVE to, if I don’t avidly work at it, then I am very prone to wrong thinking. So as part of my morning routine, I have a quiet time, that includes prayers of thankfulness. Everyday, I remind myself how fortunate I am in all areas of my life. It is an awesome way to start the day and put your attitude in the right gear.

I consider and give thanks for the people in my life, our home, my health, the desire to make a difference, the struggles that make me better, the abundance of resources available to me, and lots more. What do you have to be grateful for?

You will absolutely start your day on a higher note by taking time to be grateful in the morning. Try it for the next few weeks and you will see what I mean. I’d love to hear from you about it if you are inclined to share!

This video is a throw back from several years ago. In it I share some perspective on the reason people risk their lives to go to countries that allow personal freedom. Something that we can easily take for granted. I know that much of the immigration currently has to do with people attempting to escape horrible circumstances. The reality is they are running away from something terrible…and running towards freedom.

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