Learn to Pronounce Gratitude

Learn to Pronounce Gratitude

Grat·i·tude - /ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞ od / noun

  1. The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. 
"she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support"


As I reflect on the last 15 months I found that I slipped back into old habits of constant worrying. I complained, expressed discontent, and was negative.

In reality I honestly had nothing to complain, or worry, about. All my needs were met. My husband and I both had jobs, were healthy and, in the beginning of 2020, I was on the biggest fitness transformation of my life.

I took a step back and reminded myself:

  1. We rent a nice house in a very nice area.
  2. We both work.
  3. We have food on the table and money in a savings account.
  4. We own cars.

In that moment I slapped myself back to reality.

During the pandemic many people lost their jobs, couldn’t put food on the table, had no money in a savings account, and lost loved ones.

Dr. Dave’s tells the story of his nephew’s battle with cancer in Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World. The chapter is titled: Gratitude.

In the Oola Lifestyle Framework Gratitude is an accelerator that helps get you to your best life; your Oola life.

I decided to get basic with Gratitude.

No matter what was going on I started each day by making a list of things I was grateful for.

Some days it was as basic as:

  1. I am grateful we have somewhere to live and food on our table.
  2. I am grateful I don’t live by myself.
  3. I am grateful I have a network of friends that support me.

Learn to pronounce gratitude.

It is an easy task to stop yourself in your track, get quiet and ask yourself:

What can I be grateful for today?

Be in gratitude. Keep it simple. It doesn’t have to be complicated.

Be grateful, have faith and go get your Oola Life.


Rob Cohn is a Certified Oola Life Coach. You can contact him @ robcohn1515@gmail.com and find him on social media @rob_cohn