Cultivating Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the unheralded secrets of success.  In everything I've ever read on success, there has always been an element of gratitude mentioned.  More good things come to the person who is grateful for what they receive and this is because being grateful puts you into the frequency to have more things happen to continue your grateful attitude.

So, how do we cultivate gratitude?  

Cultivating gratitude is pretty easy and can be done in a myriad of ways.  I have friends who spend a few moments at the beginning and end of each day to think about the things that they're grateful for.  I have another friend who keeps a "gratitude journal" in which she keeps a running list of all the things she's grateful for, doing her best not to repeat anything.  My preferred method is to write five things I'm grateful for in my journal at the end of each day.

When you're striving to be grateful, the point is to notice all the good things around you.  Whether you take time to meditate on the good things or you write them down, the experience needs to be impactful enough that each day you find new things to be grateful for and recognize the good that comes into your life.

It may be that there's more good surrounding you than you currently realize.  

This week, take some time to feel grateful and appreciate everything you enjoy.