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Old 08-30-2019, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gratitude Determines Attitude & Attitude Determines Altitude


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When I first heard this, I had to stop (and somehow) think about what this meant to 'me'. After thinking about this over the years since then, I have come to the conclusion that, if I am truly expressing gratitude and/or feeling grateful, I am unable to feel resentful, shameful, guilty, etc. Simply put, at least for me, gratitude is one of the most powerful gifts I have access to if I choose to do so or be so. Edit: BTW, I am grateful to have re-discovered this site and the ability to read the positive posts and helpful information.
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Thank You!

I am thankful to those who responded to this thread.

Today, I am simply grateful to have moments in time that I can feel gratitude -and all else (resentments, etc) step aside.
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Gratitude is a profound word.
For me it does not mean that Disney 'live happily ever after' gratitude after our hero (m or f) goes through some titanic struggle, then everything finishes just fine.
Gratitude is for being alive, for every breath I have, for every 'now' encounter I have- even on not-so-good days, I am always grateful.
After being alive- gratitude is to being sober.
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Gratitude is a profound word.
For me, it does not mean that Disney 'live happily ever after' gratitude after our hero (m or f) goes through some titanic struggle, then everything finishes just fine.
Gratitude is for being alive, for every breath I have, for every 'now' encounter I have- even on not-so-good days, I am always grateful.
After being alive- gratitude is to be sober.
Hi PhoenixJ -thanks for your comment. I agree Gratitude is a profound word. For me, Gratitude is a way of life, not an end result---and I think that is what you are expressing? However, I do have those days (sometimes too many days) when I 'forget' to express or even how to 'feel' gratitude.
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Yes- gratitude is about living- connecting- trying to be the best I can- especially when the word gratitude turns sour in the mouth, where I consciously have to show my true quality and do the right, as opposed to the easy thing.
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I like the signature line of Fearlessat50: If you have no other religion, make it gratitude. That expresses my thoughts very well.
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