Let’s talk GRATITUDE

Let’s talk GRATITUDE

GRATITUDE is EVERYTHING!

Gratitude is so important to me. Here is why…

Every year, no matter how simple someone make think it is, I try to hone in on one word that I use regularly throughout the year such as: Patience, love, support, and favor. This year, during my meditation, I immediately was drawn to the word gratitude. To be grateful about one’s life is EVERYTHING! Guess Why? Well, you already know, things could always be worse.

I believe that gratitude is the center of reaching one’s true potential. Honestly, if we are not grateful for what we have (and, if you live in America, no matter the woes, you are blessed), and what God has placed in our lives, the opportunities we have been afforded, I do not believe more will be granted to us.

You see, when God established this earth, there are some principles that the universe must respond to such as positive energy (and negative energy), thanks, faith, encouragement, hope and gratitude (I focus on the positive). Or, in other words, since God spoke the world into existence, the spoken word is what will impact our lives the most. I don’t argue with people about their creation belief’s because that is not my role in this earth. Yet, I respect their choices and encourage them whenever necessary.

Gratitude

We all lack something and can spends hours, days, and months listing them. However, what will help us to remain centered and focused on the ‘now’ is gratitude. In fact, the more you focus on your problems and woes, the more heavy that issue, problem, or sickness will become. See, practicing gratitude means recognizing the good that is already yours. It belongs to you because you chose it. Powerful, right?

I can honestly say this because, I have literally been through some things that so many cannot even relate to or fathom, like clinical depression and acute anxiety (with suicidal ideologies), but, I made it through and I am stronger and better because of it.

We will always be lacking something, and, to focus on gratitude, I am not saying that you have to be fake or pretend. What I am saying is, focus on all of the good that equals out to the bad or even outweighs the bad.

When I was growing up, in the church, I learned a song that I absolutely love to this day. The lyrics say, “I’ve had some good days, I’ve had some hills to climb. I’ve had some weary days, I’ve had some sleepless nights. But when I look around, and I think things over, all of my good days outweigh my bad days. So I won’t complain!” THAT is showing gratitude.

So, before you complain today, I challenge you to stop and focus your attention on gratitude and simply GIVE THANKS!

Move Forward in RIGHTeousness XOXO
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P.S. Here are a few wonderful quotes on gratitude just for you 🙂

9 Comments
  • Tonita Brown says:

    Good morning Yulunda!
    You are truly a blessing to me and your followers. I’m grateful for you and the kinds words and good sentiment shared regularly.
    Have a stupendous day!

    • YGladney says:

      Blessings Beautiful! Ah, thanks for the kind words. Honey, I am striving to focus on the good stuff and keep the positive energy flowing! XOXO ❤

  • Lux G. says:

    No time to complain if we fill our hearts with gratitude. 🙂

  • AwesomelyOZ says:

    Yes, completely agree! We MUST focus on gratitude 🙂 I was recently in a car accident and that has definitely been a guiding force in keeping a positive disposition and propelling forward. Hope things are well with you lovely and happy new year Yulunda! -Iva

    • YGladney says:

      Hello Lovely! I was just thinking about you last week and was saying I need to check out Iva. Well, I am certainly glad you are okay as car accidents are dramatic and suck! Hope all other things are well for you as well.

      Happy New Year Lady Iva!

    • YGladney says:

      Hello Lovely! I was just thinking about you last week and was saying I need to check out Iva. Well, I am certainly glad you are okay as car accidents are dramatic and suck! Hope all other things are well for you as well.

      Happy New Year Lady Iva!

  • Priscilla says:

    Hi Yulunda!

    This is a great post on GRATITUDE. Love it.

    You put the following words together so well: “We all lack something and can spend hours, days, and months listing them. However, what helps us to remain centered and focused on the ‘now’ is gratitude.”

    Gratitude is a powerful thing, isn’t it? It’s easier to focus on what we don’t have and complain. But, an attitude of gratitude helps us focus on our blessings and give thanks.

    It isn’t the easiest thing to do when going through challenging circumstances, but it’s absolutely beneficial.

    Thank you for sharing and Happy Friday!

    • YGladney says:

      Hey Beautiful and Happy 2016!

      Yes, God dropped Gratitude into my spirit as the key to true happiness and success.
      I am most grateful for my life.

      I am glad you stopped by.

      God Bless You Sis!

      YG

      • Priscilla says:

        Happy 2016 to you too, Yulunda!

        I’m glad you shared with us what God dropped into your spirit: GRATITUDE. Very encouraging.

        God Bless You too, Sis! I enjoyed my visit as usual.
        Enjoy the rest of your day.

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