Fall has arrived and it’s a great time for an attitude check. Sure you wish you were still in the summer mode, but this happens every year where we have to readjust back to those structured days of the “school year” calendar. So instead of fighting it, why not take time out for some Gratitude. We can never get enough of that to straighten out our thinking about life in general. So here are my thoughts;
What are you grateful for from all your experiences that have made you the person you are now, and even set the stage for the person you will become. It’s all about doing a life review and being grateful for what you have learned and what you still have to offer. A bit like preparing yourself for a job interview, only now it is a life review as you prepare for your road ahead.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie
One thing I’ve learned about being grateful is that it changes your attitude from negative to positive, makes you feel a whole lot better and gives you an appreciation of everything you have and have done. It’s like taking a happy pill without using drugs!
Begin by making the statement – “I am grateful for” – and see how the rest of this flows from your experience using the acronym GRATITUDE. I’ll get you started with my experiences and you can fill in with yours.
I am grateful for:
G – Giving to others from my heart and soul for the betterment of all I have served
“Giving” is an expression of gratitude for our blessings. – Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
What is your response about Giving:
R – Relationships with co-workers who share all the joys and sorrows of my profession and became a second family to me.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. – Alfred North Whitehead
What is your response about Relationships:
A – Administering a successful wellness business that has made a huge difference in the lives of others.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Aesop
What is your response about Administering:
T – Teachers from my past who modelled what business success looks like and guided me on my path.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. – Carl Jung
What is your response about Teachers:
I – Intuitive hits that came once I had my feet on the ground with my profession and then further using my intuition as another powerful business tool.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. – John Milton
What is your response about Intuitive hits:
T – Transitioning to different roles throughout my career as my stepping stones to success.
I’m so grateful when attendees at my programs catch the “wellness passion” that I have and start taking control of their own health and become empowered consumers. – Carol Ebert RN, Wellness Specialist
What is your response about Transitioning:
U – Understanding the many facets of the human condition – body, mind and spirit – and learning how to keep that all in balance.
When you know in your bones that your body is a sacred gift, you move in the world with an effortless grace. Gratitude and humility rise up spontaneously. – Debbie Ford
What is your response about Understanding:
D – Deciding moment by moment the right course of action to achieve the best results for my business and all concerned
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. – Albert Schweitzer
What is your response about Deciding:
E – Enlightenment about the power I have to inspire others to be healthy by the example I set.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy
What is your response about Enlightenment:
What feelings do you have when you read your responses?
Does it make you feel better and more grateful for all you’ve done and who you are?
Create your own gratitude list of how powerful your career has been in your life. Continue to add to your gratitude list on a regular basis.
About the author;
Carol Ebert is an experienced and successful wellness practitioner, healthy lifestyle coach and role model for what healthy aging looks like. She is a passionate promoter of people’s potential and inspires people to work creatively through life’s roadblocks to reach their highest goals and realize their dreams using the tools from her book “Too Busy for YOU? How to Prioritize Yourself for a Balanced, Mindful and Happy Life.”