A Positive Attitude of Gratitude Changes Everything

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It’s Not Fluff… it’s REAL and it Works!

Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude.  Recently, my husband Coleman and I each spent over 7 hours (for a collective 14+ hours!!!) embroiled in tech support for a glitch in our connection to our email and websites.

AUDIO ARTICLE – Positive Attitude:

No One’s Fault

It was no one’s fault… just a combination of glitches between the many pieces of the technological puzzle. The pieces involved ISP, LAN, host, email, Apple mail, and two different tech supports teams, each consulting with their lead techies, plus Coleman and me.

This was NOT in my plan today, and I already felt behind. I already had more to do than the day is long. However…

As I progressed through the frustration and irritation and even entertained uncharitable thoughts of blame, I realized this was not helping anything. This agitation was not a state I wanted to be in, so I reframed my thoughts, which changed my experience of the day, and so much more!

Reframe to Reclaim Your Day

So I went from irritated, inconvenienced, and frustrated to finding the fun and the positives using the tool and habit of a positive attitude. Positive attitude isn’t airy fairy nonsense. It’s real and it works.

Reframing and reclaiming the day, simply by what we choose to focus on. Reframing retrains your brain.

My Reframe

“In reality, it’s truly… TRULY, amazing that all these pieces usually work out just fine. That we are talking in real time with people all over the world, sharing screens and “chats”, all trying to hone in on a glitch between phone, email, computer, internet service provider (ISP) and local area network (LAN) and hosting and Apple Mail and a dozen different email accounts and websites.”

WOW!! SUCH AN AMAZING TIME WE LIVE IN. I still marvel that voice and images travel through wires over mountains, under oceans, through air and space. That it all connects us and helps us to share, collaborate, and co-create is all the more amazing.

So I am grateful for all of that, and even the setback, and it’s always remarkable to me… how it is that a positive attitude can make such a difference.

Come what may, your mindset can make or break your day.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude.  Recently, my husband Coleman and I each spent over 7 hours (for a collective 14+ hours!!!) embroiled in tech support for a glitch in our connection to our email and websites. #business #mindset #quotes #life #journey

A Setback is a Setup for Something Better

That setback was actually a step forward because it gave me:

⭐ A break in my busy-ness to step back and assess if I am on track with my goals and how I might do it better.
⭐️ The idea for this email and a corresponding article.

A Positive Attitude is Contagious

And… the moment I shifted from thoughts of what we were missing… of the loss of time, never to be recovered… the moment I shifted to appreciation, and a positive attitude of gratitude, my body relaxed. It’s hard to let go of a plan and not bemoan what is lost. But I did. Almost immediately, the tension evaporated and Coleman and I even fell into some bantering humor about it all.

My gratitude moment happened mostly internally, other than to maybe utter one remark about it. Yet we both relaxed into it fairly quickly. We were so glad for the great support and the opportunity to finally resolve the issue.

A positive attitude is contagious. So is a negative one, which is why it’s so important to surround yourself with friends and family who will nurture and feed your positivity, and likewise, you, theirs.

The moment you release what isn’t, is the moment you begin living in the potential of what is.
~LeAura Alderson

What happened next while still on the support call in the thick of issues, UPS arrived with a couple boxes.  Excitement!! We received a shipment of the new 90 Day Goals Journals (we have three new editions) in one box, and advanced reader copies—ARCs—of Coleman’s latest novel in the second box!

Choosing, is in and of itself, a positive action. Most people don’t choose negativity, they just let it happen to them. Choosing is proactive. Choosing takes responsibility, which means that while you may not be able to control all that happens, you can absolutely control how you respond to it and perceive it.

Most people don’t choose negativity; they just let it happen to them. Don’t be most people.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

A Moment of Gratitude Changes Everything

And the grace continued. The next day, I wrote a gratitude email to the tech team. Which led to more cool things.

It struck me deeply that our website hosting company stuck with us in trying to resolve the problems we were experiencing. It turns out it was not their fault or their responsibility, yet they diligently persisted in working hard to help us resolve the issue for many hours over a series of days.

I wrote them a gratitude email, and they responded with two free months of hosting!!! WOW! WPX Hosting Company is the best of three that we’ve used. They always go over and beyond (best if you have two or more sites).

This stepping back to reflect on the positives with gratitude and appreciation, led to this article, to a video testimonial for our hosting company, two month discount, and to a new podcast series in the iCreateDaily line: new weekly short segments called “Gratitude Breaks”. (Which we haven’t yet become consistent with, but are definitely aspiring to).

If you’re struggling and you want more positivity to boost your mindset, you will enjoy these positive quotes.

Gratitude brings peace and imbues every cell of your being with a gentle grace.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

This stepping back to reflect on the positives with gratitude and appreciation, led to this article, to a video testimonial for our hosting company, two month discount, and to a new podcast series in the iCreateDaily line: new weekly short segments called "Gratitude Breaks". (Which we haven't yet become consistent with, but are definitely aspiring to). #gratitude #mindset #quotes #journey

What was created from relaxing into what was, rather than resisting it turned a set back into a step up. If I had held onto the frustration and tension, chances are that I would have missed the opportunity to appreciate the human beings on the other side of the chat window, going over and beyond the call of duty.

Relax into whatever is, and make the most of it.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

You may enjoy this iCreateDaily Podcast Gratitude Break Episode on this as well, or this one on Gratitude and Joy.

For an incredibly inspiring foray into gratitude, joy and so much more, you will definitely want to tune into this special video featuring with Matthew McConaughey. LOVE this… he’s so strong in his truth. ❤️

Choose a positive attitude and positivity will find you and seek you out.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Grateful for gratitude!

Hello! I’m LeAura, an autodidactic former homeschooling mom, self development advocate, entrepreneur, author, ideator, web publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life!

I love people, creating, and good conversations on creativity, growth, development and entrepreneurship. So co-hosting the iCreateDaily podcast along with my daughter, Devani, is one of my favorite things to do.

I’ve trained and certified in mediation, strategic intervention, marriage and family coaching as well as a fitness trainer, and participated in many courses and workshops over the years.

Today, the synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.

My personal areas of creativity are in writing, masterminding, ideation and bringing ideas to life through business and entrepreneurship.



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