Gratitude can be seen as a state of being. Some people are always grateful whereas other people may feel dissatisfied and unhappy with their lot. Gratitude is deeper than feeling happy. It is about a state of mind. To value gratitude and to be in this state of mind means that everything you see, you see through the eyes of thankfulness. Every action you take and every thought that you have comes from this place
(0:08) See everything with appreciation
(0:53) Give openly to create changes
(1:18) Embrace vulnerability as an act of love
(1:40) Provide your gifts without attachment
(2:06) Recognize your brilliance
A Natural Extension of Gratitude Is Generosity
Grateful people notice the contribution of others to their success. They see when others are behaving at their best, and when others make mistakes, they look behind the mistake to the other person’s intent. They give others “the benefit of the doubt”. They so clearly see the “gifts” that others give them that they automatically want to give something back.
Fear vs. Generosity
Some people fear being generous because they think it will make them vulnerable. Often they count the things they have done for others and simply don’t see what comes back their way. Or if nothing comes back their way, they feel like they have been taken advantage of. Giving unconditionally is the same as loving unconditionally. If you give to receive then you give conditionally and this is not increasing energy in you but rather taking energy from you. You may have observed people in your life who believe they give all the time but are resentful that they never get anything back in life. This person does not value generosity, this person may value desire. Desire has to do with accumulation and greed. Do not be confused by this.
Acknowledgement Is A Powerful Strategy
By acknowledging how far you have come, you not only encourage yourself to strive further, but you actually force yourself to stop, recognize and enjoy the wonderful things that you have achieved. Reflect for a moment and recognize the positive things in your life and the things that you have done to make these things happen. Acknowledge others around you.
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