Developing an Attitude of Gratitude
“Gratitude can be cultivated at any age,” said Jennifer Breheny Wallace in a recent Wall Street Journal article.* The author cited a 2012 national online poll of 2000 adults, which found that 59 percent of those surveyed thought that most people today are less likely to have an attitude of gratitude than 10 or 20 years ago. She goes on to show that a growing body of research points to the many psychological benefits of regularly counting your blessings.
The article reminded me of the time I heard Tony Robbins speak at a five-day business mastery conference in London. Something he said really struck a chord: that we should be grateful for the trials and tribulations we have gone through because they have made us the person we are today. We need to have an attitude of gratitude for these experiences; doing so helps us to reframe them for our benefit. Robbins said that the more we acknowledge and appreciate our lives and the opportunities we have to grow, the more that positive things will show up—and we should make time to express gratitude for all of it.
Robbins also suggested that we should not live in a suffering state because it is a lousy state to be in. We should choose to live in a beautiful state each day, no matter what, because life is too short to suffer. By changing how we frame things, we can choose to live with an attitude of gratitude for everything that comes our way.
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*Jennifer Breheny Wallace, “How to Raise More Grateful Children,” Wall Street Journal, Feb. 24, 2018.