Login or Register

  Welcome: Guest


Home >> Article >> Lifestyle >> Others >> Post New Article Bookmark and Share

Gratitude As Our Attitude

November 20, 2011  by: Paulose  Points: 12   Category: Others    Views: 389

The Christian world is at the threshold of Advent. It marks the beginning of a new liturgical year. It is an occasion to thank for the year passing by.

         

St. Paul says, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing and GIVE THANKS TO GOD at every moment. This is the will of God, your vocation as Christians."(1 Thessalonians. 5:16-18) Our life is a life of thanksgiving. Gratitude should be our attitude. We are called to be grateful in good times and bad times. The festival that commemorates the birth of Jesus is an occasion of preparing us to change our lives into a grateful one.

Let us be grateful to the great love of God

God loved the whole humanity so much that He sent His only Son to live among them, to participate in all the trials and tribulations of humanity and to suffer and lay down his life for them. If we recognize that great love, it is sure that we shall be faithful to his commandments. We will prove it through our love towards God and men. The attitude of gratitude builds up this love. It will make us live a positive life.

Gratitude can change our lives

During Advent, we often hear the words of Prophet Isaiah, "Listen to this voice crying out in the desert: prepare the way of the Lord, make his path straight. The valleys will be filled and the mountains and hills made low.every mortal will see the salvation of God." (Luke 3:4-6) The call of John the Baptist is the clarion call for the arrival of Messiah. It is a call for a change in our life. It is a call to come out of our cocoons of selfishness. It is call to share our life in love and gratitude. It is a sharing way of love. Love and gratitude go together. If there is an attitude of gratitude it will lead us to the life of selfless love.

Advent is an occasion to thank

Thanksgiving Day has passed. But every day is an occasion of thanking. Gratitude is the first sign of grace. The season of Advent is to thank God for His great love and to practice it our daily life, so that it may enable us to participate in real Christmas. Otherwise the day will come and go without any trace of good in our life!

A South Indian poet on gratitude

The famous Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar says that anybody can survive into a prosperous new life if only he has the attitude of gratitude. But the one who is ingrateful will never get any freedom. Ten Thirukurals, from 101 to 110 say about the virtue of being grateful.
"Ennanri Konraarkkum uyvundaam uyvillai seynnanri konra makarku" This means, "There may be salvation for those who have killed all other virtues, But not for those who omit gratitude." (Kural110)
http://www.faithwriters.com/article-details.php?id=124574




Comment(s)

No response found. Be the first to respond to this post

Post Comment

Please Log In  to post comment

Related Resources



Tips for confident attitude
have you ever looked in the mirror at yourself and shuddered? Do you feel that you are no good? have you lost confidence in yourself?? Then read on...........

why having positive attitude is so important ?
This article is regarding why we should have positive attitude in life and why we should never think negative . May be you are facing problems in your life because you are not positive this article will help you to make your life enjoyable by having positive attitude.

Developing the Right Attitude and Personality at Work
While it's important to maintain a positive attitude, upbeat and friendly personality for your own well being and success, this will also greatly impact how others perceive you.

The Right Attitude towards Problems
The problem is, we can't get away from problems. No matter whom we are or what we do, we all have to face them. What we can control is how we handle them.

How to have best attitude
Attitudes will reflect on out ward appearance .What good is inside of your heart,will also shown outwardly through your actions,and the way you talk.

Latest Resources From The Same Category



Other Uses for Nail Polish Remover
Nail polish remover not only removes nail polish from our nails but there are many other uses with this thing. This article tells you some extraordinary uses for nail polish remover.

Hand Writing and Our Character
This is an article which tells the relationship between our character and hand writing.

Stop Complaining
This is an article which tells you how can you stop your complaints when you are in little trouble

Tips for fighting complacency
Everyone of us gets complacent at one stage of our lives. However, being over-complacent can be dangerous. Here are some tips for fighting complacency.

My fair lady - India''s craze for fair skin
Most people seem to give undue importance to looks nowadays quite forgetting that looks are only skin deep..

 

Top Performers     Top Contributors     Share and Earn     Terms of Service    Privacy Policy     Contact Us