Gratitude is really a state of mind, and applying a state of gratitude into your life can alter the entire way that you experience it. Gratitude is how we display appreciation for the people, things, circunstances… that we have in our lives. When we incorporate a state of gratitude, we shift our focus to what we have, instead of always thinking about what we don’t have.

When we live in a state of gratitude our mindset shifts into a higher frequency. When we are in a frequency of appreciation, we are able to shift our focus from a selfish one, in which we always think of ourselves and our situations, to one in which we focus on appreciating the people, things, or situations that we have in our lives.

An attitude of gratitude, can allow us to create an intentional habit of expressing how grateful we are for big and small things that happen in our lives on a regular basis. Show gratitude for our wellbeing, our job, our relationships, what we have, and the stability and security that we are creating for creating for ourselves and our families.

When we are incorporating an attitude of gratitude, we must first decide to be appreciative of the little things that bring joy and meaning to our lives. It takes intentionality to develop this attitude, and all it takes is awareness and a willingness to start cultivating one of the healthiest habits you can incorporate to develop a fulfilling and purposeful life.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.” – Melody Beattie

Incorporating gratitude requires you to embody a state of optimism in which the ups and downs of life, although challenging, become lessons that we have the ability to confront even when things may seem impossible.

With an attitude of gratitude, we may begin to operate from a space of peace and abundance, as we cultivate a mindset that allows us to feel happier, positive, and compassionate with ourselves and others. As we focus on the things that allow us to feel thankful, we start to develop healthier habits that allow us to express appreciation for the things that truly matter to us in our lives.

Experience has taught me to take things slow and move one step at a time, this allows for me to be grateful for every step I take that brings me closer to my personal or professional objectives.