Podcast: Attitude or Gratitude?
Let me tell you another true story.
A little while ago I was driving down a very busy county highway and there was a guy standing in the middle of the road.
He was waiving his arms and I stopped my truck.
He indicated that he ran out of gas and asked if I could give him a ride to the nearest gas station.
Since there is a gas station near my office, I agreed.
I drove the guy to the gas station and he purchased a plastic gas can and filled it with a gallon of gas.
He then asked me if I could drive him back to his vehicle because he had no way of getting back.
I agreed again.
When we arrived at his vehicle, the guy just got out of my truck and walked away without saying a word.
Not a thank you. Not a good bye. Nothing. Not a single word.
I had given about an hour of my time and a gallon of my own gas to take him to the gas station and then back to his vehicle.
I have to admit, I was expecting a different response, a different attitude and showing some gratitude.
I believe the man I helped was letting his attitude about running of gas and having a bad day override his ability to express any gratitude.
What are some advantages of practicing gratitude instead of attitude in your own life?
Practicing gratitude allows you to create a positive impact in your own life and in the life of others
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Stephen Lesavich, PhD
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Certified solution-focused life coach and experienced business coach.