Someone once said “Instead of living in the present tense, we need to be living in the pleasant tense.” In order to live life to its fullest, we must live each day with intentional gratefulness. To take back your power and truly live each day to its potential, a sense of gratefulness and deep involvement in daily activities is key.

Thankfulness arises from the full awareness of what we have, what we experience, and the gift of friends and family and is what makes each day worth living.. The attitude of gratitude will change everything about your life. This is not to say that there are not bad days—we all have them.. But, the important thing about each day is to find the silver linings, or the lessons involved.—and be thankful for the problems and challenges… They help you to grow!

Having the right view towards life starts with a decision that only you can make. Actively and deeply involving yourself in your own life is an important part of gratefulness— it allows you to live on a deeper level, and truly appreciate each moment you’re given. Here’s some tips to help you shift your perspective towards gratefulness:

  1. Instead of saying “I have to…” when referring to daily activities, tell yourself “I get to…” This is a simple way to help ourselves out of the negative mindset, and shift us towards thankfulness. Be thankful for daily challenges and activities, they’re each special, new opportunities for learning and growth.
  2.  Take a moment each day to look around at what you have. Actively appreciate each element of your home or work area that makes your life easier and more comfortable.
  3. Show love and kindness to the people you love and who love you. Doing one kind thing per day that makes their life easier will show them that you’re thankful for them.. And it will help you to intentionally be thankful for them.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~Oprah Winfrey

Practice gratefulness, and watch your personal and professional lives be transformed!