It has been a while since I posted my last motivation blogpost. If you haven't read It yet, go check it out.
Today I would like to talk about gratefulness. How do I show my gratitude? How do I react when I don’t get something which I really wanted? How do I react towards new opportunities and closed doors?
I really have to be honest with you. Looking back, I cannot even tell you how many times I caught myself complaining about futilities. My behaviour changed at the moment that I started listening to one of Steve Harvey’s radio shows. In his show, he was emphasizing the importance of being grateful. Steve Harvey was clear on that. “If you are not thankful for what you have. Why would God give you more stuff if you’d probably not be grateful and appreciative for it? The lack of gratitude is a blessing blocker.” I sat down and though that for a long time I had a selfish behaviour. I had to change this behaviour.
So, two years ago, I decided to buy myself an empty notebook to write down every single thing that happened in my life. For instance, I wrote down that I am happy because I have water to drink, I have a bed to sleep on, ... my list kept going. You probably had to laugh after reading this. But, that’s ok. I’m fine with the fact that I want to be blessed. Aren’t you?
To make It easier, you can compare gratitude with windows. Every time you are thankful for what you have, another door or window gets open. Isn’t that great to know that you have a God who does that for you?
And why should you write things down? If something happens that you cannot get the control over It, then you can reflect back on the things that went good or bad to see that If you got through that, you also and surely can get through what you are facing at a certain moment.
Remember the famous quote “Only look back to see how far you’ve come.” Well reading those things allows you to gain the strength you need to move forward. Just look back to see where you started and were you are now. Showing gratitude will save you for futile frustrations. It will save you from some weird feelings of having done anything whereas you probably were doing a lot than supposed to.
Get rid of those distractions that make your path to achieve your destiny heavier. Learn to appreciate every moment. Even in your darkest seasons there must be something to be thankful for. In the end, what happens in your life can be a blessing or a lesson. Therefore, you must pick up things carefully that you might be confronted with. Don’t be passive by only reading this but move and be active. It’s only by doing things, that you have the power to change your life.
Kiss from a woman with no Limits XoXo
Christelle Olivia Zitu