Archive for December 20, 2010
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Gratitude is often thought of as a feeling or experience caused by getting something. For example, I might feel grateful and happy when I receive a gift or compliment. Or I might feel thanksgiving rise up within me when a prayer seems to have been answered. I might be filled with gratitude for the time my grandchildren spent with me, or the note my colleague left to acknowledge something I did.
But there is another side to gratitude that has everything to do with a prosperity mindset. Thanksgiving or gratitude is not only the result of something; it is also the attitude which prepares us to receive. Try to imagine that gratitude is a cause, not only a result.