Saturday, 27 April 2013

Developing an attitude of gratitude. Brian Tracy Gratitude Quote

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”

I posted about gratitude a couple of days ago and I have to admit, even though I really believe the importance of gratitude I had really gotten out of the practice of doing it on a regular basis. So since then I have been making a point of practising my gratitude. Very simply I have just been thinking of three things that I have been grateful for that day just as I have turned out my light and I am about to go to sleep. It means that I am going to sleep with happy thoughts in my head instead of all the worries and stresses and strains that have gone on during the day. There are always ups and downs in everyone's day and often the bad far out ways the good and it is very hard to feel you have anything to be grateful for. However you can usually find three things, they can be just three very small things like the fact that you remembered to pay that overdue bill, you smelt new mown grass for the first time, the lady at the checkout gave you a big smile and asked how your day was, your daughter sent a text to say she loved you.

So I have found that since I have been doing this I do actually feel happier! I am developing an attitude of gratitude! I am a migraine sufferer and I know that colours my view of my days often and sometimes I can feel very down so I am going to really keep on trying to do this so that even on the really bad days I think of positive things that have happened that I can feel grateful for and happy about. Even if I have been in bed all day with the curtains drawn I still may have managed to hug my kids before they went to school or stroked the cat and heard her purr at me or squinted at the moon! 

So what do have to show gratitude for today?

You can read some of Brian Tracy's wonderful blog here http://www.briantracy.com/

I found this wonderful gratitude prayer written by Dianne Furphy

‘Today I start to recognize more and more of my blessings. I am grateful today and everyday for all of my life experiences, people and all that crosses my path. For I am most grateful to wake up today knowing I have this chance to have another day to live. Thank you for this life, I am most grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.’

I hope you have enjoyed this post on gratitude and that it has inspired you to develop an attitude for gratitude, I am certainly trying to get into the practice, it is worth it, just try it for a little while and see if it works for you.

One of Brian Tracy's excellent books is here:


  1. I love this post! I will be putting this into practice! Every night before I go to bed, I will say 3 things out loud! I am sorry you are a migraine suffer! My mom used to suffer really bad from them! She use to pass out! I remember her sitting in a dark room, with cold clothes on her head. She had a stroke, when she was 50, and never had one again? Weird? Many blessings for a great day ;o)