“Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice. I can choose to be grateful even when my emotions and feelings are still steeped in hurt and resentment. It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint.”
~ Henri Nouwen
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Perspective and attitude are not only choices we can make, but they are a part of the power that each of us holds over our lives and circumstances.
Some of us choose to be grateful for the good that we have; others choose to feel victimized by less-than-favourable circumstances or occurrences in their lives.
Choosing to be in charge of your perspectives and attitudes rather than letting fleeting thoughts and emotions guide your mind is one of the best ways you can steer the direction of your life wherever you wish to take it.