Not feeling it this year yet?
Regardless of what’s going on, I’ve got a sure way to help you get into the holiday spirit. I call it: “Get into Gratitude.”
This is a sure way to get into the holiday mood in just ten minutes! All you have to do is take just a few minutes to follow this suggestion, then regardless of how you feel about the holidays, a transformation will take place for you. After you complete a gratitude list, you will find yourself in the Holiday Spirit.
Here’s how it works:
Whenever you’re not feeling particularly in the holiday mood, or if you’re in fear (any kind of fear – financial, emotional, professional, etc.), all you have to do is make a list of 25 things you’re grateful for. You can use a notebook, or you can just take a walk around your office building and make the list mentally.
The point, however, is to come up with a minimum of 25 things you are grateful for today.
Your gratitude list can contain many different kinds of items. Here are some of the things you may be grateful for:
Having a loving family
Having a job
Making money today, or yesterday or last month
Having your health
Having access to fresh water
Being in a position to help others through your work
Going on a vacation or just coming back from one
Being able to spend time with your kids
Having your kids be healthy
Living in the 21st Century! – With all the cool things like cell phones, the Internet, etc.
Your ability to be able to read a good book
Working for a company that creates or sells a great product that helps so many people
Being able to walk without pain
Being able to sleep in a comfortable and warm bed
Having a home to go to
Having access to over 200 channels of entertainment
Being able to enjoy the sport of your choice
Having faith in God
Being blessed with good friends
Living in a country where you can do and become anything you want
Having options to completely change your life
Having access to great books, CD’s and other material to help you accomplish your goals
Having money in the bank today
Being able to listen to wonderful music whenever you want to
Being free to act, think and do as you please
And so many more things. I’m sure you could add some really great things to be grateful for in your life, couldn’t you?
By acknowledging all the things you DO have, rather than the things you DON’T have – or are afraid you’re not going to get – you’ll realize that you are already blessed. In fact, the biggest blessing you have is that you’re alive.
If you are healthy, alive, and able to write a gratitude list, then the sky is the limit as far as what you can accomplish. And that in itself is something to be grateful for.
And if you’re not healthy right now, or if you’re in fear about something, or if some situation isn’t to your liking, just remember that it will change. Just try and think back to something you were worried about last year, or five years ago. What does that thing mean to you now?
The quickest way to get into the Holiday Spirit, or to develop a positive attitude about anything, is to write a Gratitude List. Start yours now and watch your attitude transform in just ten minutes…