When you view your world with an attitude of gratitude, you are training yourself to focus on the good in life.
– Paul J. Meyer
When I first moved to Las Vegas I had to put a big effort into my attitude of gratitude, since it wasn’t a move I made by choice, it was sort of forced by circumstances. I still have to work hard on my attitude of gratitude about living here (especially days like today when the air is so polluted that it’s difficult to breath, and my skin feels like its on fire. Praying for some wind to blow the pollution away..) I have found that if I focus on what’s outside the city, the wonderful nature, and photography opportunities right in my backyard, life sure gets better.
It takes about 20 min to drive from Las Vegas Strip to the beginning of Red Rock Canyon, where these cuties live. There’s an abundance of burros (wild donkeys,) in, and near Red Rock Canyon. There’s even signs by the side of the road to look out for them. Sometimes you see them by the side of the road. You are more likely to get a glimpse of them around dawn and dusk. Seeing them, and the wild horses further up in the mountains always makes me feel eternally grateful for the beauty of life.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
– Denis Waitley
What’s your 5 cents about developing an attitude of gratitude?
I hope you’re having a fabulous Thursday, it’s almost weekend 🙂