Gratitude is a load-bearing word
If gratitude is an active choice and not a passive emotion, then learning how to develop gratitude is a skill that can be acquired – a soft skill.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough. Anonymous
Lilly’s Lessons in Gratitude:
- Gratitude, found in hard times, shapes character
- Gratitude, like a new prescription of eyeglasses, reframes thought and behavior
- Gratitude, serves as an antidote, counteracting the poison of bitterness in times of chaos and difficulty
“I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.” Gahndi
Three steps that build and solidify a baseline of gratitude:
The first step: Articulate what you are grateful for.
The second step: Develop an expectation
The third step: Choose ways to authentically use the word gratitude in your everyday language