An Attitude of Gratitude

28A6C452-5E64-4035-BAEF-925FE1AC0F05This past week I was in a pretty bad car accident. The takeaway life lesson I learned is that of gratitude. Everyone involved in the accident walked away alive, thank God!

Sometimes life can feel like everything is going terribly wrong. This can often turn into self-loathing which usually begets the ugly cycle of depression. Not good for our mental health.

When we begin to self-loathe, we can put an end to it quickly by forcing ourselves to name ten, yes ten, things we are thankful for. Not only will this distract you for a moment, but it will also bring your brain back to positive-thinking.

It can be easy to live life on autopilot and take people and circumstances in our life for granted. We must guard ourselves against this.

I have started keeping an ongoing list on my phone called the “Gratitude Attitude” note. Throughout the day I jot down what comes to mind that I am thankful for, and thank God for it. Give it a try for yourself, it is difficult to be sad with an attitude of gratitude.

A chunk of glass got stuck in my forehead from the accident and I will more than likely be left with a large scar. If so, I will be so thankful for that scar! It will remind me to be filled with gratitude no matter my circumstances. There is always something to be thankful for.

What are you grateful for today?!


5 thoughts on “An Attitude of Gratitude

  1. I’m so glad that you weren’t hurt badly and everyone came out ok. See my gratitude is working. I needed to hear from you today. Thank God he knew

  2. I also am thankful that you are ok. The glass part sounds pretty aweful. I am thankful today for my comforting feelings in regards to the rock that hit my windshield. Today, I am dealing. Today I am grateful.

  3. this is a great post thank you, gratitude can be a great antidepressant. Today I am grateful for great teachers (school started this week) and my health. Cliche’ but without it everything else can really suck. <3

Leave a Reply