Well worth a read... from a mentor coach - food for thought. Lack of gratitude. Yes, if I look back at my own life, all the good things, great people in it, I haven't expressed the type of gratitude I should have. I really haven't to the level I'd be satisfied with. What about you? How would you rate yourself on your ability to express gratitude? Somehow many of us take way too many things for granted. Some people take their loved ones for granted. Some people take their ability to breath for granted. Some people take their friends for granted. Some people take their gifts and talents for granted. And on and on and on. The easiest and fastest way to be feel down, discouraged, and have a lack of peace of mind is to feel little to no gratitude in your life. This is the greatest formula for lack of appreciation and lack of joy to ever be created. "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die, so, let us all be thankful." - Buddha People search and search for happiness and they'll never find it. You don't search and find happiness, you awaken to it. You've had 'it' all along. You see, we've been sold what's been called the 'race mind', centuries and centuries of mental garbage that's been past on through generations. You think fear, worry, and doubt is new. Thousands of years ago books were teaching the people how destructive to joy and happiness those habits are. Lack of gratitude steals your power. Lack of gratitude steals your joy. Imagine if your face didn't allow you to smile today. How would you feel? Be GRATEFUL for the gift called a 'smile'. The little things in life that make life enjoyable most people barely acknowledge. I've been there, so I know 1st hand. People in your life are a pain in the rear, what's the lesson that you can learn from the situation? Be grateful for that. "You cannot be grateful and unhappy at the same time." - Anonymous "The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Be a creator of mental sunshine. Yes, you. Gratitude is the precursor to joy, success, and fulfillment. When is the last time you said, "I appreciate you." to your spouse? Say it today, - you'll feel great. You were born to enjoy life and be great. I don't know if 'this' could be realized to your greatest potential without tapping into the power of gratitude. Be grateful today. I'm grateful for you today. I'm grateful you're reading this. I've been searching for people I could bring value to for 15 years and you and I met. So, thank you for reading this today. If 'someone' was going to pay you a million dollars by midnight today and all you had to do to get it was say 'Thank you' to 3 people in your life, could you do it? Would you do it? Well, then DO IT! Let me recommend a great book and a great gift. The book is called 'Giving Thanks' by M.J. Ryan. It's dynamite. Go to your local bookstore. M.J. Ryan says "Gratitude creates happiness." I think she's right. None of us are going to live forever. Don't let your inner music and gratefulness die without being expressed. You know what happens then? "What?" Regrets. And nobody wants that!