Welcome to our first bi-weekly Divas To Divas post.
I would like to take a moment to thank each of the ladies participating in this newest feature of Divas With A Purpose. We have a diverse group of divas that have committed to sharing their experiences and insight on different topics that we, as women, face in our personal and professional lives.
It’s tempting to think gratitude comes from having what you want. You see yourself giving thanks if you had money, a loving family, and maybe a house on the beach and some serious cash in your bank account. Reality check, Divas, there are ungrateful, unhappy people with these things, and poor people full of gratitude for what little they have. Where does this feeling come from?
Gratitude arises from how you look at things. It is the natural feeling that comes from truly appreciating the people and things in your life. It is also something you can learn.
First, you have to stop and smell the roses. You can’t be thankful for something you don’t notice or enjoy. Roses really do smell great, by the way.
Then, you need to make this appreciative approach to roses and life a habit. There’s no need to ignore the ugliness in the world, but you have to habitually see the beautiful things.
Start writing down every positive thing that happens to you, and all the things you like. Do this until you start automatically seeing the good things in life. If you’ve ever bought a white car, and started seeing white cars all over, you know how awareness can alter your perception of reality. To see wonderful things all over, train yourself to look for them.
When you are in the habit of “counting your blessings,” gratitude, and a much richer experience of life is the natural result.
This week some of our Divas To Divas participants are sharing what they are thankful.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault
I am thankful for my tribe. While I have so many blessings in front of me like my family and my friends, I am thankful for my online tribe. A group of ladies (most of whom I’ve never met) who build me up and help me feel safe with my writing goals. I am proud to have these women in my corner. Being a writer is a solitary journey. It is encouraging to have others who are in your corner.
I am thankful for life’s lessons. The teach me and encourage me to be a better wife, mother and woman. Through life’s lessons I never stop learning, never stop forgiving, never stop believing a better tomorrow.
I am thankful for opportunity. No matter what things are like now, I have an abundant amount of opportunity that will allow me to make my world what I want it to be.
I am thankful for my children, they inspire, teach, support and push me to live out my life’s purpose daily
I am thankful for life’s experiences as they have helped me grow and become the woman I am today.
What are you thankful for this holiday season?
Feel free to share in the comments below or via social media using the hashtag #GratitudeRocks
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