Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Importance of Living Graciously

The phrase, “Live graciously,” sounds like something you would find written on a chalkboard behind a hashtag at a coffee shop in Downtown Los Angeles that charges ten dollars for a cup of coffee.
It sounds like on those silly empty phrases that people just throw around because it really is. Without any actual effort into implementing an ideology into your everyday life, any motivational phrase will ultimately be a hollow statement.

What does it actually mean to live graciously?

It means being grateful for your job that might be causing you stress that day because that job helps you support yourself and puts food on the table.The objective of that kind of thinking isn’t to shame yourself or to feel ungrateful, it’s to put things in perspective and to alleviate some of those negative thoughts that accumulate throughout the day.

Optimism isn’t inherently ingrained in us. Those traits are something that you have to work and build upon on a daily basis. The difference that a change in word choice makes is astounding. You’ll have to actively remind yourself to be positive because, as creatures of habit, our nature is always leading us back into the comfort of our old actions.

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