Why Do We Need An Attitude of Gratitude

As the world celebrate Thanksgiving Day, let's unpack reasons why we need to embrace attitude of gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Today is Thanksgiving day in the US. And it is an opportunity for all of us to express our gratitude to anyone that’s at all possible.

There are plenty of reasons to be grateful. In fact, there are too many reasons to be thankful for that we should not even have time to be grumpy and complaining.

I’d like to start this post by saying thank you to you! If you are reading this, then you are definitely one of the most amazing people on the planet that I have been so lucky to be connected to.

What’s Wrong With Christians Dating Non-Christian?

What did the Bible say about Interfaith Marriage?

Why Shouldn’t Christians Date Non-Christians?

What’s Wrong With Christians Dating Non-Christian?

A friend of mine sent me a link to a brilliant article written by Cheryl with the title “WHY CAN’T CHRISTIANS DATE NON-CHRISTIANS?

In the article, she elaborates on several reasons why a Christian shouldn’t be dating a non-Christian. She used what is perhaps the pivot of her main arguments, a very well-known Bible verse that has often been quoted in relation to this particular subject.

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:14

How to Win Friens And Infuence People (Pocket Books, 1998)

It is acclaimed to be the first personal development, or self-help book ever written, and published. The current version of the book was published in 1998, although the first version was actually published in 1936. Don’t be deceived by judging how old the book is, because all the principles written in the book still apply today.

I have nothing negative to say at all about this book. It started me on my personal development journey and I have often referred back to lessons I learned from this book in both my personal and professional relationship.

I recommend this book to all my friends, to people I know are interested and ready to invest in their personal growth.

Follow the principles written in this book and you will see your relationship with friends and non-friends alike, improve.

Furthermore, it has several leadership principles that you will find useful if you are in any leadership capacity.

Here’s some of the principles taught in the book about leadership:

• Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
• Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
• Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
• Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
• Let the other person save face.
• Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.”
• Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
• Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
• Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.

Why Your Words Can Make (or Break) You

How much value do you put in your words?

Did you ever, figuratively speaking, shoot yourself in the foot?

Have you ever listened to the words you tell yourself?

If you could travel back in time to meet your old self, how would you tell him to change his words?

I first learned the hidden power of words many years ago from a preacher who visited my church. Since then, I have been carefully listening to the words that I have said and learning to restraint myself from saying words to others that I don’t wish to regret later.