Thursday, July 9, 2009

Gratitude Helps You Make Money and Wealth

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings”. Eric Hoffer

As a people we have been greatly blessed. If you think you haven’t then think again. How are you reading this? On a computer, using the internet. The technology we have access to is amazing. We can communicate with people across the world all from the comfort of our own home, libraries and schools.

I grew up in a family where money was scarce, and I would look around at all the people with their brand name clothes and things and think “I’m not worth that”, “I’m not allowed that”. When I got married I was on pretty good money, my husband was still studying and working part time. His earnings were enough to pay the rent, put food on the table, keep our car on the road, and pay for his diploma. The money I was earning was surplus. Due to our mental training and not seeing the blessings we had, we still thought that there was not enough for us to have nice things in our lives.

Now we understand that the most important thing in life is to count our blessings. Sometimes when things are not going as smooth as we would like, we may forget for a time what we’ve been given but then we remember to be grateful and start counting and it puts everything back into perspective of the money and wealth we have made, the lives we have blessed and those who have blessed ours.

Whether you’re going through a hard time, or enjoying a time of plenty, it’s important to realize how much we truly have been given. Even the poorest or sickest person in the world can be grateful that they are alive, that they get to see family and friends for another day.

In fact gratitude is so important, that when I spoke to Dr. John Demartini, I asked him “What is the most important lesson you’ve ever learned?” (The only one of my millionaire interview questions he had time to answer). He replied: “Gratitude”.

Look around, enjoy the blessings you’ve been given and share something with others, help them see the blessings they’ve been given too.

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