Without Suffering, There Would Be No Compassion

Lately, as I have been sending out gratitude videos and doing speeches and workshops, I have received an alarming number of notes and emails from people that are clearly suffering and see little or no hope in their lives.

Embracing gratitude helps to keep us focused on what we have and not worry about what we don’t have.  This seems more important than ever, as these notes talk about what is missing in someone’s life.  Several of them talked about a loss of passion, purpose, or meaning for their life.

As difficult as life can be, I do believe that without suffering, there would be no compassion.  I think we have to see down to truly appreciate up.  We still get to make a choice everyday, whether we want to be positive or negative, but it doesn’t mean that every day is easy.

When we have those tough days, it definitely will give us a higher appreciation for those good days that will be coming.

Gratitude and a gratitude journal will keep you focused on the right things, and maybe, just maybe keep you from dropping down into despair.   Just like Alka Seltzer…..Try it, You’ll like it.

David George Brooke - That Gratitude Guy, has been a speaker, coach, and best-selling author for over 25 years. He is a former Nordstrom store manager and has managed in the corporate world for over 30 years. His published works include “That Gratitude Guy’s Daily Gratitude Journal”, “Monday Morning Minutes: 100 Messages of Gratitude”, “Six-Word Lessons to Embrace Gratitude” and a number of other books on gratitude. As a result of his passion for gratitude he has presented over 850 speeches & workshops in the past 9 years, including over 100 Zoom presentations in the last 2 years during the pandemic. He travels nationally and internationally to deliver this important message. He has over 1700 gratitude videos on YouTube, and over 1500 subscribers. Thousands have seen his message, and he is now considered a leading authority on how living a life of gratitude can enhance and improve your life both personally and professionally. He resides in Seattle, Washington.

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