Gratitude is an attitude in four easy steps

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A1bbbMarch is our birthday month and we are a young 26 years of age. As most 26 year-old’s we have had our fair share of challenges, but we have succeeded in creating a company with a deep-rooted culture of care.

To tie in with our birthday month our coinciding theme is – appropriately – gratitude. In the minefield of chaos, negativity, stress and uncertainty we often face, it can be tough always “to look on the bright side”. But what we can easily do is focus on what and who we are grateful for in our lives – this tends to shift the focus from what we don’t have to what we do have.

It is a simple, but powerful act. Here’s how:

  1. Approach each day concentrating on what you do have rather than what you don’t – when you focus on the positives you automatically feel happy.
  2. Find the positives in the negatives… so you may be having a problem at work but be grateful that you have a job.
  3. Remind yourself of what’s important to you – don’t stress the small stuff, focus on the bigger picture.
  4. Say “thank you” – it’s a small act but one that has a far-reaching effect on those around you. 

In the words of William Arthur Ward: “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

VENETIA BUISSINNE

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