I told you this subject was a tough one to cover. I’ve already let lack of clarity creep in. I’ve not been specific enough on one point. So, please grant me the privilege of covering my tracks with this adjustment to our processes of thinking, writing, reading, commenting, and responding.
We are all grateful to some measure for other people and things and what they do or represent to us. I was careless. I intended to exclude that form of gratitude. Being grateful for someone else credits them. Self-gratitude credits you as having both the ability and will to take action on behalf of you and others as you deem appropriate.
My hope is to keep us focused personally. Let the spotlight stay on the gratefulness for what makes you who you are and what you can do. What inside of you enables you to produce the external results that you desire? How grateful are you for the energizing beliefs that stir you to do what you expect of yourself? For example, you’re grateful that you are calm when the children are disruptive.
The example, reinforced regularly in your heart and mind, becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. What you think, say, and do becomes you. To think calm is to act calm. The more calmness you demonstrate, the calmer you get. That is the true end-value of self-gratitude. Step by step each prophecy fulfilled makes you a better woman to and for yourself.
It boils down to this. You are grateful for yourself. I believe by narrowing our focus to personal qualities many more benefits can arise out of this series.