Hi there my intrepid band of entrepreneurs!

Firstly, let me say a big THANK YOU to everyone tuning in. This week we are talking about something we all need more of in our lives – Gratitude!

In episode 19 of the Cynspiration podcast, I will be focussing on the 8 things that you forgot to be grateful for today.

An Attitude of Gratitude

From childhood, we learn that saying “thank you” is the polite thing to do, but beyond satisfying social mores and practising politesse, why is an attitude of gratitude so essential for us? We have all seen a person’s face light up when we tell them what a difference they have made to us, and they can see our sincerity. They walk away feeling great! That is the power of gratitude, and you deserve a cut of that feeling too!

Being grateful in our everyday lives is actually a powerful strategy for improving our effectiveness as individuals, leaders and strengthening the relationships we all rely on. By thinking of all that we have to be grateful for, we carve out a little time each day, just for ourselves, to reflect, regroup and relaunch ourselves, our relationships and our dreams.

Count Your Blessings

Research shows that those who practice gratitude tend to be more creative, bounce back more quickly from adversity, have a stronger immune system, and have stronger social relationships than those who don’t practice gratitude. 

When you feel gratitude for one thing in your life, it overflows into other parts of your life, even places that you previously thought weren’t ‘good enough’. Practising it regularly totally transforms your vision!

Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present.

Give Thanks For A Little, And You Will Find A Lot 

The universe listens when you express it and responds by providing you with more things to be grateful for. That is the magic of gratitude!

So what are YOU feeling grateful for? Share your thoughts with me and others at Cynspiration on Facebook and Instagram. Let’s aspire to inspire each other…

Bookmark your favourite podcast sections here:

  1. The unique privilege of being YOU. [01:43]
  2. Every single experience that led you to today. [02:21]
  3. What your daily struggles are teaching you. [03:26]
  4. The gift of now. [04:05]
  5. The way every moment is a new beginning. [04:43]
  6. The familiar faces, places, and situations you rely on daily. [05:21]
  7. A reasonably healthy body. [06:15]
  8. The fact that you are online listening or reading this. [06:50]

Words of Wisdom

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for – Epicurus

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude – Cynthia Ozick

Points to Ponder – Quotes from this episode

Self-worth comes from one thing: thinking that you are worthy.

Life isn’t about a single moment of great triumph and attainment. It’s about the trials and errors that get you there.

Failure and struggles keep you humble, success and achievement keeps you glowing, but only faith and determination keeps you going.

Don’t wish all your time away by waiting for better times ahead.

Right now is a perfect time to start over.

How often do you pause to appreciate your life and everyone and everything in it? 

Never underestimate the gift of your health. It’s the greatest wealth you will ever own.

YOU are one of the lucky ones.

 

Recommended Reading

The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle

Need more inspiration throughout your week? 

Don’t forget to check out more episodes on the Cynspiration Podcast.

 

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