Gratitude Is the Attitude That Determines My Altitude

Howdy Wholetonians!

Hope all is well in your world. I am writing to you from 35,000 ft., which gives me a higher perspective to address you from! I just spent the last few days with some amazing people in at the Consumer Health Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. Joe Barton, Maceo Jourdan, and I experienced the exhilaration of being in a room with 82 dynamic individuals who are changing the world. Nothing is more encouraging than meeting others who are dedicated to improving peoples’ lives, each through their own modality of expertise. Weeks before attending the Summit, the organizer asked each of us to submit one word that meant something to us. I chose the word, grateful. When we arrived at the venue in Scottsdale, each of us was presented with a bracelet with the word we chose engraved on it!

On boarding the plane home today, I noticed the cockpit door was open, so I took a peek. Out of all the dials, switches, and gauges, two of them instantly caught my eye: the attitude indicator and the altimeter. I made my way to my seat and as I buckled in, I noticed my new bracelet and said aloud, “Grateful. Yes, I am so grateful to God for this amazing life He gave me.” Then it hit me … the attitude indicator shows the pilot where the plane is relative to the Earth’s horizon and the altimeter shows the pilot the plane’s elevation. I couldn’t wait to write you and share my heart concerning this little revelation!

You see, life operates on principals similar to that airplane. My attitude is a good indicator of how I appear to others. My attitude affects my altitude—it can lift me up or bring me down. When we are genuinely grateful, we shine! When we look good, we feel good, happy, and in tune. Now, maybe you're saying, “ Well, that’s easy for you to say, but I’ve had a hard life.” I would respond that most of us have had a hard life, but the ones who succeed are the ones who embrace the pain and thank God for each breath. Why? Because gratitude is the attitude that determines your altitude! Being grateful is a game changer; it elevates you right out of the hole you've dug for yourself with the shovel of self-pity. If my words can’t exhume you from a rut of dejection, please take 10 minutes to watch this video,, after you finish reading this email.

My friend, you are receiving these weekly emails because you purchased Wholetones ( and it has made a difference in your life. I am thankful for you. I am so thankful for you that I also pour out of my heart these words that are infused with love to encourage you to live a legendary life. I often dream that I could create a button that when I pushed it, would fix everybody’s problems. But then, I awaken to the knowledge that doing so would only enable entitlement. It wouldn’t make you a better person, but would only remove from you the very device necessary for you to become a better person on your own—trials. It is only when one overcomes trials with a grateful heart that radical and permanent transformation is achieved. Remember, in ALL things, give thanks!

Gratefully Yours,

Michael S. Tyrrell

P.S. Here’s a little reading material :)

Psalm 103, 1-5. [By David.] Praise the LORD, my soul! Praise his holy name, all that is within me.

Praise the LORD, my soul, and never forget all the good he has done: He is the one who forgives all your sins, the one who heals all your diseases, the one who rescues your life from the pit, the one who crowns you with mercy and compassion, the one who fills your life with blessings so that you become young again like an eagle.