How many things do you think you can control in your life: The weather? Your health? Other people? The economy? Election results??? Sometimes we fool ourselves in thinking we do have control.
We definitely cannot control our emotions (our feelings). Oh yes, we can suppress them but they remain inside. Often normal feelings of grief, be it anger or guilt, when not processed and released may result in time with expressions of rage and/or depression. So again, I ask, what can you control?
We have control over our words, our actions, our beliefs and our attitude.
During this month of November as people are gearing up for Thanksgiving Day, I want to focus on the attitude of GRATITUDE. What are you grateful for? Who are you grateful for? When are you grateful? How do you express your gratitude?
“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday experiences, those transcendent moments of awe that changes forever how we experience life and the world.”
“Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy.”
Sara Avant Stover in The Ways of the Happy Woman
We have the power (control) to express our feelings of gratitude every day of the year, not just on Thanksgiving Day.