Attitude, awareness and authenticity: keys to a grateful life?

Here in the UK, we don’t have a national holiday to be thankful. We do of course have lots of things to be thankful for – and what those things are is probably a matter of personal perspective.

However, as it was Thanksgiving yesterday in the US, I’ve been thinking about gratitude and its importance in our lives. I was talking about this with a friend on Monday and afterwards she sent me a link to an incredibly inspiring TEDtalk which I’d like to share with all of you:

Pasricha closes with these words: ‘And that’s why I believe that if you live your life with a great attitude, choosing to move forward and move on whenever life deals you a blow, living with a sense of awareness of the world around you, embracing your inner three year-old and seeing the tiny joys that make life so sweet and being authentic to yourself, being you and being cool with that, letting your heart lead you and putting yourself in experiences that satisfy you, then I think you’ll live a life that is rich and is satisfying, and I think you’ll live a life that is truly awesome.’

Today’s pebble for you to ponder: How is your attitude today? Are you aware of your surroundings? Are you living authentically? Does this help you to be thankful?

I’m grateful to all of you who read this blog, who email me and comment, and to all those friends, colleagues and clients who inspire me on a daily basis. Thank you.


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