Gratitude is the light side of criticism. Gratitude is one of the healthiest ways to view the world, using the ability to find a gift, a lesson or a message in every circumstance, and expressing that gratitude. The behavior of gratitude manifests by asking the question, “What is right here?” Criticism is the behavior pattern that results from asking the question “What’s wrong here?” Coming at life from this suspicious “something’s wrong here” viewpoint is very different from and not to be confused with critical thinking, a necessary left brain function for discernment.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. -John Milton
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. -Melody Beattie
Questions to ask
- What are five things I’m grateful for, right now?
- How do I express my gratitude in a way that enlivens me?
- What can I do to always have an attitude of gratitude?
- How does authenticity, acknowledging, feedback, abundant, excellent and Intention relate to gratitude?
- What does gratitude feel like energetically? Notice it: experience that feeling.
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