Thank Outside The BoxNovember 28, 2012 - Author: KishaLynn Elliott
Being thankful is easy during the holidays, or when someone has done something for you or when something good has happened to you. However, the power of gratitude is amplified when it is directed towards that which isn’t expecting it. So, I encourage you today, and everyday, to “thank outside the box”. It might look something like this:
I’m grateful for the money I don’t have, because it’s teaching me how to utilize my other resources.
I’m grateful for being under the weather, because it’s forcing me to slow down and take better care of my self.
Thank you that this didn’t go my way, because now I can explore other opportunities.
Thank you for the tears I cried, because I really needed to release some pent-up emotion.
Thank you for this obstacle, because I know it comes with opportunity attached.
You might feel that the words ‘Thank You’ are overused or overrated. If the words are spoken with little actual gratitude attached, then I would agree–it’s a thanks for nothing.
But when you reach deep for gratitude and deliver it from the heart to any situation, positive or otherwise, then you are adding value not only to the thanked person or situation, but to yourself.
Like attracts like. So gratitude attracts gratitude. Giving thanks attracts more to be thankful for. That’s how This Stuff’s Working! Make it work for you-in every situation.
I have a lot of good to be grateful for these days. As a life coach, I get to inspire people to upgrade their lives. As an author, I get to teach people to create their DREAM. As a human being, I get to experience this beautiful world with free will and a sound mind.
I have my share of struggles to thank as well. I’ve learned to become thankful when I fall short, because I’ve learned more about my growth needs. I’ve discovered something new about the distance that I have left to travel on this journey called life. I’m learning to be grateful for some of life’s painful moments because they connect me to my strength.
I know it’s not feasible to thank every struggle. But more often than not, there’s something to be grateful for in a situation. You don’t even have to work very hard to find it. The next time you face a challenge or obstacle, instead of opening your mouth to whine or complain, take a moment, breathe and then find some appreciation instead. Don’t say thanks for nothing. Seek out genuine gratitude in your heart. It is there, and it will help you and your situation. In other words, push your TUSH: Thank Until Something Happens.
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