Episode 87: Developing an Attitude of Gratitude, Dec 2, 2011.
Last week I made a guest appearance on the “Intelligent Investing with Pamela Otten” radio show. Since it was around Thanksgiving time, we talked about having gratitude and being thankful for things. I thought it was a pretty good topic and I was swamped when I came back from traveling over the Thanksgiving weekend, so I figured I would just share the recording of Pam’s show. The only trouble was, I ended up procrastinating and I didn’t get this episode released until later in the week! My apologies to all, and I hope you enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed being on the show. Oh, and sorry for the commercials. I was too lazy to edit them out!
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- Pam asked what I’m grateful for. I’m not grateful for Black Friday, but I am very thankful for the blessings in my life.
- Take time out to thank those around you for the difference they make in your life. Wouldn’t you appreciate it if they thanked you on a regular basis?
- Christmas is coming, and it’s about a lot more than how much you spend on presents.
- If you’ve ever gone through tough times, you’ve learned to live without. Too many of us are unwilling to give up some of those creature comforts until we’re forced to give them up. When we’re forced into the situation, we often find it’s not as hard as we thought it would be.
- Never confuse happiness with gratitude. Happiness is a concept many of us never reach, but it can often be found by first finding gratitude.
- Should you tithe on your gross income or net? Matt’s answer may surprise you (it’s kind of an irrelevant discussion).
- Are you giving as much as you would like? Matt and Pam discuss how to make sure you can give 10% or more of your income.
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