by Jo Anne Nelson on November 21, 2011

We are living in turbulent times. The economic news changes every day: Greece is going down, and it’s going to bring Europe down. Italy is next. How far behind can we be? Congress is once again deadlocked. Europe has a plan to save Greece, it’s going to be ok. No, now we’re not so sure Greece is going to be ok.

The only thing we can be certain of at the moment is that change is going to continue to happen. And, that the 24 hour news cycle will continue to push doom and gloom. In the face of this roller coaster ride, how will we maintain any sense of possibility and equilibrium?

Having a gratitude practice helps me stay focused on the things I have in my life that are good and positive. Practicing gratitude keeps me focused on the possible.

I have my health. I have a husband and daughter who are healthy. We love each other. I have a roof over my head and food on my table. I have skills I can apply to making offers to people and businesses that open doors to possibility.

It is through gratitude that we find connection with each other, acceptance of self, solace and expanded possibility. It is through gratitude that we discover who we really are and what really matters. It is through gratitude that courage finds its source and springboard.

By connecting with gratitude, we can find essential moments of quiet and peace that will enable us to stay on course and committed to what matters.

Take a moment to reflect on what matters to you, and those things and people you are most grateful for. Who knows? You may find an idea in those moments of peace and reflection that might just change your world.

Jo Anne Nelson

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