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Attitude of Gratitude

We all know that having an attitude of gratitude is a great way to enjoy life more. The problem is, most people don’t have a simple and practical way to tune into the power of gratitude on a daily basis. You know how it goes, you read a great book or hear someone say something profound, and you think, “Yes, having an attitude of gratitude is so simple.” But then, life happens. You get in an argument with someone, or work gets really stressful—and all your gratitude goes rMan with praying hands offering daily gratitudeight out the window. The problem is that when times get tough, we don’t usually have a practical method to help us quickly find our way back to an attitude of gratitude.

Many years ago, I’d heard about an Indian guru who had come up with a magical mantra that supposedly helped people develop an attitude of gratitude. I decided to visit him in India and see what this gratitude practice was. So after traveling 18 hours by plane, and then taking a taxi for another 2 hours, I finally reached his ashram. When at last I finally met the bearded guru, I told him I wanted to hear his amazing mantra for helping people practice daily gratitude. He said in his heavy Indian accent, “Ah yes, my technique is the most powerful mantra on earth.” He leaned in to whisper it into my ear. He said, “Whenever possible, repeat the following words in your head. The magical mantra I give you is the words, “Thank You.”

I was supremely disappointed. I said, “That’s IT!?”

Man holding hands up to sky in an attitude of gratitudeHe said, “No, ‘that’s it’ is the mantra you have been using, and that mantra makes you feel like you never have enough. My mantra is the words ‘Thank You’—not ‘That’s It.’ ‘That’s it’ will take you nowhere, but ‘Thank You’ will quiet your mind and open your heart. So when you eat good food, say thank you! When you see your child, or a sunset or your pet, repeat the mantra ‘thank you’ and soon you will have an attitude of gratitude for each blessing in your life.”

Well, I admit I was pretty skeptical, but after all I had journeyed, I tried out what he said. I began saying, “Thank you” for each person and each thing life brought to me. Rather than just saying “thank you” from my head, I said it from my heart, with real feeling. After awhile, I started to feel the full power of gratitude overwhelming me! This ridiculously simple gratitude exercise actually lead to a whole new level of me expressing gratitude—and feeling it on a daily basis.

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