Gratitude finds its root in the Latin word “gratis” which is where we get the word grace. It means finding good will in all things. Everything we have, we’ve been given. That begins with the very breath in our lungs. In every situation, we have the choice to be grateful. Yes, contrary to popular belief, gratitude is not a feeling or an emotion, it is a choice.
As we begin to understand what we’ve been given, gratitude grows. As it expands, we learn to cultivate an abundance mindset. An abundance mindset sees endless possibilities and blessings. On the other hand, a scarcity mindset sees challenges and struggles. In short, gratitude chooses to see what we have while entitlement chooses to focus on what we don’t have.
When we choose to live with gratitude, we choose to live from abundance.