FREEDOM OF GRATITUDE
soul or spirit to gratitude. If you are grateful to the Creator for what you
have, you may look at the behavior of another individual with more tolerance,
or even with a totally different perspective.
Blessings in life,
such as the gift of life, are generally overlooked or even taken for granted.
For example, if someone takes advantage of you, do not become angry
immediately; instead, be grateful that you are the victim instead of being the
person who victimizes others.
enables you to develop the mindset for a positive outlook toward your soul.
Smile more often. Keep complaints about people, things, and life in general
only to yourself—unless voicing them will help bring about positive
changes in others or in society.
you see the good in others, letting you give them the benefit of the doubt. Try
to remember that all people are created in the image of God. Focus on the
individual as a person, rather than on the behavior or belief of that individual,
which may not be appealing or pleasing to you.
grateful that you have been given the opportunity to become either a teacher or
a student in whatever circumstance you may find yourself in, and turn it into a
miracle of life.
At the end of 2007, John
Kralik, an attorney who owned a law firm, experienced debts and disasters
in both his life and career.
One day, after a walk in the
mountains, Kralik became enlightened: as his 2008 New Year’s resolution, he
decided to write a thank-you note a day for the
rest of the year to everyone he knew.
Kralik’s 2008 “gratitude
project” had changed his life completely. Instead of his feeling of
discontent regarding his lack, and his envy of those who had what he did not
have, he had learned to be grateful for his law firm, his
practice, his friends, and his family, despite the many disasters and drawbacks
he had previously experienced. Kralik’s gratitude began to change every aspect
of his life. His relationships with his family, his friends, and his staff
improved significantly; his law firm avoided bankruptcy, and turned around
Gratitude is something that you get
more only by giving it away more. Expression of gratitude generates happiness
that overcomes the unhappy feelings of lack.
grateful for what you have, and not getting what you rightly deserve?
You have your "freedom" to choose your gratitude instead of your complaint of lack.
FREEDOM with BONDAGE shows you how you can have your "freedom" and not your "bondage" if you follow the Holy Spirit, who is your Helper in your everyday choices and decisions.
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