Do you know “Debbie Downer?” She’s that person that always has something to gripe about. You never see her in a good mood. She is too busy feeling sorry for herself to ever say “thank you” for anything. Debbie doesn’t have many friends, and maybe that’s because ungratefulness is ugly.
We tend to steer away from the Debbie Downers of the world, because as human beings we are drawn to the good, and virtuous qualities, we see in others. Innately, we like to be around positive people, because they lift our spirits. If you are a Debbie Downer, or know someone who has negative traits (and don’t we all know someone who has those traits?), then consider the need for a mind shift.
Changing the Heart from Ungratefulness to One of Gratitude
I think we could all call ourselves Debbie Downers from time to time, especially when the world seems to be crashing in on us. We get overwhelmed, and our ungratefulness surfaces. When that happens, sit down, take a deep breath, and begin mentally cataloging everything for which you are grateful. The list will be very long, if you’re willing to give the concept a little thought. As the list grows, your mood will change. Your spirits will lift, and your improved attitude will be evident to others. Showing gratefulness will attract others to you, especially when you are grateful for those people being in your life. Give it a try – I offer a 100% assurance rate that your spirits will lift, and the world won’t seem so overwhelming any longer.
Ungratefulness is ugly; but the opposite, gratefulness, is downright beautiful!
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