It is difficult to keep our negative thoughts and feelings going when we approach things with a thankful heart. When we change our mindset to being thankful, our focus is on the positives and not on what is wrong in our lives.
Have you ever started your day focusing on all the things that are going wrong? Only to find that as you continue to focus on the negative that your day keeps getting worse. For example, the day starts with the car will not start, now the kids are going to be late for school, and I am behind. So, from there the day just keeps going downhill bringing your energy and mood down.
But if you approach the day with thankfulness even during problems your demeanor and day will change. Sure, the car will not start, and you may be running behind, but now you have time to step back, take a breath and refocus. Now you take the time to talk to God asking Him for guidance and patients. You realize that although your children may be late to school or may even have to miss a day your get extra time with them to enjoy. You may have to work from home or even miss a day, but now you have extra time to get projects done that you have had to put off.
Regardless of what negative things are happening we can choose to find things to be thankful for. Thus, changing our mindset and squashing our negativity. Our energy is replenished, and our outlook remains positive. When we approach life with thankfulness everyone including us will benefit. It allows us to keep moving forward, to tell a better story, and allows us to follow what God is guiding us to.