54 BC - 39 AD
Gratitude is not a new attitude. It was not invented by the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock nor by the legions of motivational speakers who ride circuit and preach from the pulpit of love. Gratitude has probably been with us from the beginning of man's time on this earth — from the moment someone offered to share her drumstick or her fur or her fire.
Gratitude is not a one day act of thanksgiving, but a way of life. Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Do you wake up with a smile on your face and love in your heart? Or are you like most of us who need to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Try this exercise: every day write down ten things that you are grateful for. Slowly, you will develop an attitude of gratitude and learn to stay focused on what is important.