Are you sure you have an attitude of gratitude?

With all the ‘attitude of gratitude’ narratives, I thought it might be helpful to identify when we’re not being as grateful as we think we are.

Gratitude for the self is reflected in how you value who you are without a need to diminish the value of others.

Sometimes, we convince ourselves that we need to take care of ourselves at the expense of the rights that others have over us, while not realising that this mindset is one of a victim who feels oppressed.

Defensiveness and imbalance in how we deal with life is therefore a common outcome when we lack gratitude for who we are.

Gratitude is not reflected in putting yourself first.

Again, that’s a victim mindset.

Gratitude for the self is reflected in how you feel about yourself when others are grappling with their self-worth while blaming you for it.

As mentioned before, gratitude is what we do with what we appreciate, that’s why the truth of your gratitude for yourself is reflected in how you exercise your abilities to create value in your life and the lives of those around you, despite not being acknowledged or appreciated for it.

So, if you connected with any of the 9 points in the above post, you have some introspection due.

You cannot give what you don’t have.

If you’re lacking in gratitude for yourself, you’re likely teaching your kids and others how to be selfish, or how to be martyrs, but it’s unlikely that you’re teaching them how to be grateful for who they are.

It always starts with you.

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