Gratitude is such a powerful thing. In writing my last blog post for my EMBA Personal Branding class, I can’t help but think of and be grateful for all of the blessings in my life.
The picture above kind of illustrates what thankfulness does. I had finally finished the climb up Viñicunca Mountain (known as Rainbow Mountain) at over 17K feet of elevation, completely out of breath! Everyone wants to climb this mountain because of it’s famous rainbow colors but when I got to the top, I couldn’t see anything, it was snowing, windy, and cold. Sure, I was a bit disappointed but rather than concentrating on what I couldn’t see I was grateful for having the opportunity to climb this mountain and feel the cold on my face and meet a nice stranger that would take my picture at the top of the mountain. Most other people that got to the top around the same time I did had already turned back but I stayed, enjoying the moment. Then suddenly it cleared up and I got this amazing view!
It’s just like everything else I have written about, you get what you put out into the world. So be positive, helpful, and most importantly grateful!
If you are struggling to find the positive in your life, here are some Gratitude Affirmations for a Daily Dose of Thankfulness.
One of the things that I’m most grateful for are the opportunities given to me. While I have worked hard, this takes me back to my previous post of not being able to do it alone. I’ve had the opportunity to get an education and pursue a rewarding career and I have high hopes for even more growth. That’s in great part because I have amazing mentors that have believed in me and pushed me to always do more than I think I’m capable.