Nurturing Your Gratitude

Not long ago we began using Your WealthConfidence Scorecard to increase awareness of the eight mindsets that contribute to improved WealthConfidence. These mindsets are gratitude, open-mindedness, cooperation, respectfulness, abundance mentality, connectedness, optimism, and realism.

WealthConfidence is dynamic, it ebbs and flows depending on what is happening in our individual situations and the overall environment. In light of current events, your WealthConfidence may be taking a real blow. Recognizing this, it is even more important to nurture the mindsets that contribute to improved WealthConfidenceso that you continue to make smart decisions about your money and enjoy the financial future you have in mind for yourself and your family.

The mindset to nurture today is gratitude.

grat-i-tude(noun) the quality of being thankful, readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness

With the predominantly bad news about the coronavirus pandemic, it is easy to lose sight of the many things for which to be thankful that are all around us. There are people whose heroic efforts are keeping our world functioning in this challenging time: grocery store workers and truck drivers, doctors and nurses, political and business leaders. Our great country has mobilized its vast resources as never seen before, except in times of war. We are figuring out better and more efficient ways to get things done that will revolutionize how we work and play from now on.

An action that can be taken to help nurture this mindset is to make a gratitude list. With pen and paper in hand, write down all for which you are grateful, right now, just for today. For most of us, this gratitude list will include a nice house in which to live; nutritious, delicious food to eat; clean water to drink; a nice car to drive; money to be able to purchase and enjoy these nice things. Many of us can add to our gratitude list the loving relationships we have with family, friends, and co-workers. Your list will include those people, activities, and items unique to you and your personal situation. When added to those items mentioned above, our gratitude list may be long indeed.

See if this exercise of making a gratitude list helps nurture increased gratitude for you – even considering, and maybe in spite of, all that is happening around us.

A gratitude mindset is the first of the eight mindsets that contribute to improved WealthConfidence. For it has been said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Discover the eight mindsets necessary to live better now. Future WealthConfidence Connections will address each of these mindsets and suggest actions that can be taken to improve your WealthConfidence. You can take your own WealthConfidence Scorecard at to see how you score now and in the future to help determine which of your mindsets may need the most nurturing at any given time.

We are grateful to be connected to you and appreciate the trust and respect that we share. Please feel welcome to contact us for any and all reasons as we get through this time together.

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