Experiences in my life help to shape my attitude of gratitude. Having humble beginnings reminds me that achievements are blessings instead of entitlements.
Being humble amidst success is a lesson taught from my childhood. My approach is to be gracious in victory instead of boastful. It helps to keep me grounded so I avoid appearing conceited and self-righteous.
Knowing what it feels like to be in need reminds me to be thankful. I use my past situations to fuel my desire to help others.
I am grateful for the opportunity to assist others. I am able to cater to their needs because I understand their experiences firsthand. Those situations remind me of where I am coming from and the effort it takes to stay where I am.
Growing up having less than enough helps me to appreciate sharing now. I place a lot of value on being able to share with special people in my life.
Whenever I am able to, I invite friends and family to share a meal with me. I use those times to express to them how important they are to me. I give thanks for them by embracing them with loving kindness.
Today, I commit to practicing gratitude regardless of my circumstances. My life is filled with opportunities to be thankful. My rewards are richer when I take the time to be sincerely grateful.
1. In what ways can I show gratitude to people who help me along the way?
2. How do I make adjustments when I find myself being ungrateful?
3. What value do I get from sharing my past experiences with my kids?