Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

It’s almost Thanksgiving here in the US! Since this has been a very tough year, it may be difficult to give thanks. I’d like to give you some tips to help you reframe things and develop an attitude of gratitude.

For example, I can lament the fact that my local hand drumming classes have been greatly reduced in size and some completely went away, due to COVID-19. Or I can be thankful that I still have classes! I can still use my gifts to bless others, even if there are only a few of them. I’m also thankful that I was working virtually on Zoom, well before Zoom became a thing. The learning curve for me wasn’t very steep.

So, you can obsess and ruminate about everything that has gone wrong this year or you can flip the switch. Find something every day that you’re grateful for. It could be something big or something small. You can keep a gratitude journal or just use a pad.

As you write, you might discover that your list includes way more than you thought. It’s amazing how many things we take for granted or fail to notice. I find that when I start the day by giving thanks, my day shifts. I don’t feel as rushed or stressed.

I’m not sure if I’ll be making a big meal this year but I do know that I’ll be pausing and reflecting on things that I’m thankful for. This includes family, friends, and the fact that I’m still here and I’m still rockin’! Keep the faith!

Thank you for following me and for your support! It means more than you know! Happy Thanksgiving!

Dori the Drum ChickDori Staehle, MBA is from the Raleigh, NC area and is a certified drum therapist, percussionist, mentor, ADHD specialist, Toca percussion artist, and owner of Next Stage Drumming. Dori loves to share the joy and healing power of drumming! She also empowers teens and women to use their gifts. Dori is also an inspirational speaker and author of Find Your Divine Rhythm: A Creative’s Success Formula. She will soon be releasing her second book, which is about rising up and activating your purpose. Dori is able to work virtually with individuals and groups all over the world.