You can’t have SUCCESS without GIVING emotion, you can’t have emotion without GIVING empathy, you can’t have empathy without GIVING humility, you can’t have humility without GIVING collaboration, you can’t have collaboration without GIVING GRATITUDE. To have GRATITUDE you should show THANKFULNESS or APPRECIATION all the time for the GIFT of your SKILL, for the GIFT of your SUCCESS, for the GIFT of your FOOD, for the GIFT of the DAY.
The wonderful Onondaga people of the Iroquois Nation have a word that expresses their GRATITUDE to the Creator; Nyawenha. It means “Thanks to the Creator”. Anytime when something is GIVEN, a compliment, a gift, food or an assist to something. They show GRATITUDE to the Creator for the gift by saying that word. It is such a beautiful way to walk this earth.
SUCCESS and GRATITUDE go hand in hand. One can not exist without the other. SUCCESS without GRATITUDE is empty, you are alone. Without showing GRATITUDE the GIFT can be taken away. There are two banks to the RIVER OF LIFE. One bank is the LIFE OF GRATITUDE. The other bank is the uncertainty of instant approval. One can not survive happily by being midstream. We all must choose the bank of GRATITUDE.
WALK THE EARTH WITH GRATITUDE ALL THE TIME. THIS WAY YOU GATHER THE FRUIT OF LIFE. GRATITUDE WILL BRING A SMILE AND HAPPINESS TO ALL. ENJOY EVERY MOMENT.
Categories: PERSPECTIVES Philosophical Perspective
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
I agree! I call it the Gratitude Attitude. Often, we assume others don’t need our acknowledgements; that they already know how we feel. We cannot take anything for granted; affirming, verbally, unsolicited recognition not only boosts your Gratitude attitude higher but also gives the recipient a small token of your optimistic outlook. Then, we can see reasons to feel gratitude in even the simplest details; then we all can spread that Gratitude attitude! Carpe Diem!
Living life with a grateful heart is what makes the world go round….at least for me. Such a lovely post and perfect reminder in times of trouble to always remember the many things I have to be grateful for, for they are many. 💜