Most everyone understands what the "Attitude of Gratitude"means, but how do you learn to achieve the attitude of gratitude? How do you learn to be mindful enough to understand and retain that Attitude of Gratitude?
Recently, I happened upon an article on this very subject, "Gratitude, the Antidote to a Fear Driven Life." What does fear have to do with gratitude? That was my first thought and maybe yours, too.
Fear in and of itself can cause us not to react. Or to react harshly with a "fight or flight" reaction. Fearing something doesn't seem to connect with gratitude, or does it?
Reading this article made me aware of several things. I identified with his interest in competitive sport. After having blown out my knee, I knew I had to stop playing 2 different sports. But I never thought why I persued such excellence in sports.
Realizing it was the mere thought of having left something behind, earning yet another trophy? The answer surprised me. I wasn't content. Technically, I was switching from softball to tennis and playing sports with ferver, but I was going about it like there was no tomorrow.
Thanks to that effort, I now have no cartilage in my left knee. No pain, but no cartilage and I'll never play a team sport again.
This brings me to the conclusion of learning the atitude of gratitude.
Learning to be content is the first step in Learning the Attitude of Gratitude. Make sure to read the article. This one is worth the read and definitely turned me around. I'm content, but I could be better at it!
One of my favorites! Did you know that one of the Georgia Peaches lives in Cave Creek, Arizona?