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Gratitude is the Antidote

Hello, I'm Laura Rotter of True Abundance Advisors.

 It's January, the traditional time for setting resolutions and expectations for what will take place place over the coming year. But if there's anything we've learned over the last two years, it's that, yes, go ahead, make your resolution, set your goals. But life often has other plans for us. And interestingly, by setting these lofty goals and resolutions, we often don't recognize what's actually taking place in our lives.The good that is already there.

It's very similar, frankly, to the stock market may have a company that reports wonderful positive earnings, but if the investors and analysts that follow the company expected even better results to be reported, what's going to happen? They'll be disappointed, and the stock will trade down after the earnings are reported. So fixating on what should be often takes our attention away from the good that is.

What is the antidote I'm suggesting? Gratitude. It isn't that we need to be grateful for everything that is in our lives, but I suggest being open to the good that is already there. So please stop the relentless pursuit of more and better. Instead, start each day with a gratitude practice. Name three things that you are grateful for and then getup, get out of bed, and live your life on purpose.