I write a lot about gratitude, optimism and staying positive.  Some days (or weeks or months) are tougher than others to stay positive.  I recently came across the below quote from musician Michael Franti.  

Maybe we should all take a few gratitude “free throws” today :). 

“It’s hard to be grateful all the time, you know?  And some days I wake up and I feel like I’m on the wrong side of the bed and I can’t appreciate everything that happens around me.  But I believe in practicing gratitude in the same way you practice free throws, or anything else. You can consciously choose to focus on what you’re thankful for, rather than what frustrates you.  And if you have positive thoughts, positive words, a positive mental attitude, and positive actions, then eventually it becomes easier and easier to be positive.”

– Michael Franti


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