There once was a cherokee elder who was teaching his grandchildren about life. He gathered the children around him one night as they say by the campfire and looked around the circle and said, "There is a fight going on inside of me. It's a terrible fight! And it's between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, and resentment. The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, and kindness. This same fight is going on inside of you and every other person too."
The children sat wide-eyed in silence for a moment. Then one of them asked, "Grandfather, which wolf will win?"
The Elder paused and looked into his grandchild's eyes and replied after a short pause:
"The one I feed."
This short story really correlates with how we think. Majority of people suffer from their own mental abuse through negative thinking. Negative thoughts are just part of being human and it's what helped us survive. So the instant a negative thought enters your mind acknowledge it and turn it into a form of gratitude.
Scenario: Caught your girlfriend in bed with another man?
Gratitude Mindset: Well at least I have my health, a penis, and a phone that can help me meet other women instantly. Let the love search begin! ...maybe not the best example, lets give it another go...
Scenario: Your car broke down and you have to walk a mile down the road to get good phone service to call for a tow.
Gratitude Mindset: Well at least I have functional legs so I can walk to get help. Hey check that out it's a nice day out to walk anyways...I think you get the point [;
"Keep On Keepin' On"
-John D Schaser