So now you know about the importance of being grateful and how you can get yourself into a state of gratitude with not much effort and in a very short time. You just need to make a list of 100 things you are grateful for.
Many of my clients say this is not an easy exercise. They can think of 10 or 20 things, but not a 100. So I give them examples of my own gratitude. Usually, when I start sharing my gratitude list with my clients, they say, “Oh, yeah, I’m grateful for this too”. I truly believe that all people have lots of things to be grateful for and if they struggle to find these things, it is only because they haven’t practiced doing it and maybe they need ideas.
I wasn’t in a state of gratitude all my life. Lucky me, at the age of 16, something (not very nice) happened to me and helped me shift my attitude from blame and complaining to appreciation and gratitude. From being a high school dropout, I changed to appreciating what I had and being able to recognize my skills and abilities. Within a short time, I got a scholarship for excellence. From that time onward, I changed my life to include an attitude of gratitude! From my experience, I can tell you that life smiles at me a lot more than before.