Have you ever been around someone who complained and made excuses about everything in their life? How did you feel after being around that person? My guess is that you couldn’t wait to be free of them. No one in their right mind enjoys being around a negative person. They are TOXIC and they bring you down.
The person I would much rather choose to be around is the individual that has a positive outlook on life. They have an “Attitude of Gratitude”. This person makes the choice to be joyful, even when times are tough. They live by the principal of being “Thankful” rather than ”Toxic”.
My mother taught me early in my life how to develop an “Attitude of Gratitude” by following these life principals:
1. Don’t Worry. Worrying doesn’t change anything, but the acid level in your stomach. It’s counter-productive and a BIG waste of time.
2. Pray about EVERYTHING. Instead of worrying, use your time for praying.
3. Thank God in ALL Things. It’s extremely hard to be “Toxic” when I am giving Thanks to God. Did you know that the healthiest human emotion is not love, but gratitude. Studies have shown that being grateful makes you more resistant to stress and less susceptible to illness.
4. Focus On The GOOD. The best way to reduce the level of stress in your life, is to change the way you think. The way you think determines how you will feel. And the way you feel determines the way you will act. This involves being INTENTIONAL in making a conscious choice to FOCUS on the GOOD.
What are you worrying about? Talk to God about your worries and concerns. Confide in a close friend that will not judge you because you are struggling with some “Tough Stuff”. Think about this: If you had an “Attitude of Gratitude” as much as you worried, how do you think your life would change? Yes, times are tough, but only you and I can make the choice to turn our Lemons of Life into Lemonade. No one else can do that for us.
Take action TODAY to get on the path God intended for you and I in living a Debt Free Lifestyle. Change your behavior and you can change the world! Don’t believe me? I DARE you to try it.
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