How was your week?  Would today be a good day to try and be grateful?

Grateful is defined as appreciative of benefits received; affording pleasure or contentment.  Couldn’t we stand to be reminded to be grateful from time to time?
Some days being grateful is really hard to do. 

When I feel like I am in a rut or my mood gets a bit down I like to remind myself to be grateful.  To see the world through a different lens.  A lens of gratitude.

How do I like to do that?  My favorite thing to do is to go to the camera roll on my phone and scroll through my pictures and I am reminded of the moments, memories and good times. 

I may even pair that with a gratitude walk to get a change of scenery and some fresh air.  My mood changes and I am reminded that I  have much to be grateful for. 

I then mentally or physically write down at least three things I am grateful for as a reminder to live and lead with a thankful heart.

If you ever feel like you need to adjust your attitude or perspective I would encourage you take a gratitude break.  It will help you live with appreciation, pleasure and contentment.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching #bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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