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April 21, 2012

Are You Grumpy or Grateful?

Grateful or Grumpy - Which Are You
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Grateful or Grumpy - Which Are YouWe generally come from two places in life — grumpy or grateful. Which group are you in?

Do you see the glass half full or half empty? Do you see life as hard? or Easy?

It’s funny how we think we “got it.” At some point along the way in my life I realized that I framed every task and idea around the fact that my life was hard (perhaps harder than yours!)… and so everything in my life seemed hard, difficult and unnecessary. Even when I consciously started saying with my words, “My life is easy,” I didn’t really believe it in my core. It wasn’t until deep inside myself, coming from a place of gratitude, awareness and conscious intention that I determined that I have a “great” life, that my life responded by being great! Or was that just me changing my response to stimulus? Hmmmm, did you “get” that?

Recently a man I know who was having a particularly bad string of events in his life (mostly self-created, but nevertheless present) remarked, “Why would God make me be sick now when I just got a new job?”

He sees his life as “happening” to him, rather than him being the power “happening” in and to his own life. He believes in circumstances and events affecting his life and feels powerless — that things just happen to him. What he hasn’t grasped yet, is that he allows (maybe even invites) these events, people and incidents into his life with his attitude and behavior. Ever hear of the law of attraction?

Remember: Doing nothing is the same as doing something, both are an open invitation. If you do not take charge of your life, your mind, your goals and your future then life, circumstance and others do.

Live an intention life, intentionally.

If we do not take charge of our life and mind and decide we have a good life, one to be grateful for, we will be, well, er…. grumpy. No one wants to be around a grump, unless you are another grump trying to get a one-up!

There are many things in life that can happen to make us feel grumpy or disappointed, yet in all it is our response that reinforces and cements the assessment of what has happened; was it just more garbage or was it gold?

Being grumpy or grateful is a choice we make every day.

I prefer being around grateful people.

I prefer being grateful.

1/27/2011

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