A to Z of Successful Expatriation™: G is for GRATITUDE

Simply put gratitude is just another perspective on life.  Like different color lenses allow us to see the world in different ways, the perspectives we hold at any point of time influence our views and feelings.  Dr. Wayne Dyer once said “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.”

Gratitude is the perspective that makes everything immediately better.  Think about it: let’s say you lost your job or your business isn’t going as well as you had hoped or someone in your family is sick or… the list can go on and on.  You can choose to bask in your sadness/frustration/anger/etc or you can turn around and think about what’s right with your life at that moment.  What’s going well for you?  What can you be grateful for?

You’d be amazed at how quickly the feelings of despair get replaced with feelings of hope when you employ gratitude.   And that’s why I think GRATITUDE takes the letter G in the A to Z of Successful Expatriation™.

What are you grateful for now?

For all the letters in the A to Z of Successful Expatriation™ click here.

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