Building The Foundation Series (Part 2): What is Gratitude?

Is the glass half empty or is it half full?

 

The saying is cliché, isn’t it? Yet it’s so true and depends entirely on our outlook on life.

 

Recently, I’ve come into a difficult couple of weeks. My car was recalled and the dealership won’t be getting the parts until spring 2018 to fix it, so it’s been parked in my driveway officially undriveable. The hard drive of my laptop was fried because I accidentally spilled coffee on it (oops!), and my phone was caught up in the same spill meaning both were inaccessible at the same time.

 

Yet, the entire time this was happening, I couldn’t help but feel thankful.

 

I know now that I love driving Jeep Wranglers because every month so far, I get to try out a new vehicle, something that otherwise wouldn’t have happened.

 

Not having a laptop for a couple of weeks has helped me to clear my head. Despite the obvious set backs, work has been smoother, more organized, and more productive because of the need to focus on what’s most important.

 

And being without a phone, well sometimes it’s just nice to take a break from all that technology.

 

At the beginning of October, I started laying the foundation for what The Honour Project is all about and gratitude plays a large part of it. The irony is with all that’s been happening, I didn’t get a chance to write about it last week.

 

So, what is gratitude and why is it important?

 

Gratitude is being thankful for the big and small things in life.

 

Gratitude is finding the good in a bad situation.

 

Gratitude is the key to seeing the glass half full.

 

Gratitude is the key to living a full life.

 

Gratitude increases our resilience.

 

Gratitude helps us to remain humble.

 

First comes humility, then honour, and then wisdom, but it all starts with having a little gratitude.

 

What are you thankful for? Contact us here and let us know!