‘Be Grateful’

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12th June 2024

Lewis Howes, in his book ‘The School of Greatness’ talks about creating a grateful mindset which he calls an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’.

He goes on to say that ‘Life is better if you develop an attitude of gratitude’.

The more you thank life, the more life gives you to be thankful for.

A construction supervisor from the 16th floor of a building was calling a worker on the ground floor. Because of the noise, the worker did not hear him.

To draw his attention, the supervisor threw a Rs. 10 note in front of the worker. The worker picked up the note, put it in his pocket and continued working.

Again to catch his eye, the supervisor threw down a Rs. 500 note. Again, the same thing was repeated.

The supervisor was peeved.

He picked up a small stone and threw it down on the worker. The stone hit the worker.

This time, the worker looked up & the supervisor was finally able to talk to him.

This story is the same as our life. God from up there wants to communicate with us, but we are too busy doing our worldly jobs.

Then, he gives us small & big gifts. We go ahead and keep them without looking up or thinking about how we got them.

In other words, we pocket our rewards, without ever thinking of thanking him. We say we are lucky.

And when we are hit with a small stone, a metaphor for the problems that we finally encounter in life, we think of looking up and communicating with him.

That’s why it is said, he gives and forgives and we get & forget.

It is important to be grateful for everything in your life.

Most people focus on things they want & forget to be grateful for things they have and then when they encounter a problem, they remember God.

Starting today Remember God & be grateful to him for all that he has given and blessed us with.

The alchemy of all alchemies is gratitude.

Even if we learn nothing else, we must learn how to say THANK YOU for the umpteen blessings we receive every day and Stay blessed forever.