The world today is full of uncertainties and challenges, and sometimes the last thing that we want to do is to say “thank you”. With the hardships, turmoil, difficulties and problems that people are facing, it becomes even harder to see the good side of the world. Things become so irrational and unpredictable. The world becomes so different. Being grateful in this very ungrateful world is challenging.
However, one must understand that although the world seems difficult and things might not go the way you want them to go, there are still many things to be grateful for. No matter how many good things happen in your life, if you don’t have the attitude of gratitude, you will never be completely happy.
Learning to be grateful when things go wrong, when problems strike, when difficulties happen will make a huge difference in the way you feel about life itself. Life is always better once you understand your blessings, no matter how difficult things might seem at the time.
Gratitude is seeing life as a great and wonderful gift – a gift that will lead you to genuine happiness and peace. Learning to be grateful in this ungrateful world is something worth doing.
Two Simple Words
Developing an attitude of heartfelt and sincere Gratitude for all your current blessings unleashes the ultimate power for obtaining many more. Give thanks each day and you will see how being grateful for everything you have today can create great changes in your life.
“Thank you” – these two simple words can change one’s life. With the problems that we may face every day in our lives, these two little words are often the most neglected words each day. If we focus on seeing the worst in life, we can never become truly happy.
Expressing your gratitude or even being thankful about the things you already have is really important. Saying thank you will change your entire life – the way you see life, the way you handle your problems and the way you cope with your daily challenges.
What does Gratitude Really Mean?
Gratitude means counting your blessings, giving thanks, acknowledging things that you receive and noticing those simple pleasures in your life. The moment you wake up in the morning, say a little prayer, giving thanks to another day of life given to you. Gratitude means learning to live a kind of life as if things were miracles, and it also means being fully aware of how much you have already been given.
Gratitude also shifts your focus from the things you lack in life towards great abundance that is now present. It is also good to note that psychological and behavioral research has shown there are amazing health benefits in people who practice gratitude. Bring thankful and appreciating life and the things life offers you make us healthier, more resilient, and even happier.
Resilient in the sense that no matter what challenges and difficulties we experience, we know that we are never going to be given something that we can’t bear. Our Creator gives us strength with the belief and the mindset that no matter how many trials we may encounter, the blessings we receive are much greater than the trials ever were. Gratitude strengthens relationships, reduces stress and improves our sense of well-being.
How Gratitude Fits In With Abundance
Once you develop an attitude of a sincere gratitude for all the blessing you receive, you unleash your power to receive even more than you already have.
Having the feeling of gratitude essentially means taking nothing for granted and giving thanks about the abundance in life that you have obtained. Gratitude actually fits in with abundance in various aspects. I’m not sure who said it first, but I recall hearing, “a lot of people are trapped in the state of poverty by having lack of gratitude.” Abundance always goes with gratitude because we attract the things we set our mind upon. Appreciation of our abundance brings us more abundance.
Life is full of Blessings
The word “thank you” can mean different things to different people. However, these are actually the most perfect words that you can say for just about everything. Many people today are wondering why their life is not really abundant, why many good things don’t happen to them, why aren’t they completely happy. There are a lot of “whys”.
Many people are living in a life full of complaints. This is actually one of the main reasons behind their lack of abundance in life. If you always see things negatively, you will never appreciate the good things you possess and the blessing you received. Without appreciation, the blessings will slow down, and may even come to a halt.
Life is full of blessings. It is filled with a lot of things that you need and you desire. We just really complicate it with our negative thought patterns. Once you open your eyes for the best things around you and for all the simple things that can be great for you, you can see how rich you are and how abundant your life really is. Gratitude always fits in with abundance. The primary key to obtaining real abundance in life is through learning to become grateful even in though you are living in an ungrateful world.
What Makes You Grateful?
There are a lot of things around us to be grateful for; it’s just a matter of appreciating the blessing you receive and acknowledging how blessed you for having them. Educating yourself for the feeling of gratitude actually means taking nothing for granted and giving value to whatever you posses. Practice the attitude of never putting off n action or the word for the expression of your gratitude.
Many individuals tend to take for granted the things that are present in their lives. Try this quick little exercise: imagine losing few of the things that you are taking for granted today such as your family, your home, as well as your ability to hear and see, to walk or just anything that is currently giving you comfort. Imagine losing them and then imagine that you are getting each of them back every day. Think how thankful you would be when it happens and when each one is given back to you.
Make the Decision to Find Gratitude
Start giving thanks for the small things, rather than holding out for the grandiose and big achievements like getting a big job promotion, having a baby or getting married. There are so many things to be grateful for.
When you wake up in the morning, be thankful for the life you have for another day. Your happiness always depends on how you view life itself and how you see your life today. If you begin to realize all the things you have to be grateful for, you will see how happy your life already is.
If you want to fully appreciate life and your existence, you have to be really mindful about even those little things around you. A butterfly that flies around you that make you feel good, the food on your table, your good health – these things might be very simple for you, but if you begin to acknowledge them as blessings, your happiness will increase and life will feel better.
Use gratitude when putting things in their right perspective. If everything around you seems wrong, and if things do not go the way you want them to be, remind yourself that in every problem and difficulty carries inside it the seeds of a lesson that will bring greater benefit to you in the future.
When you begin to appreciate life, including the small things that happen, you begin to create a life of happiness, harmony, contentment and bliss. If you are experiencing a difficult situation, don’t think of it as a burden or a punishment. Be thankful about the trials because they make you better if you let them.
Find your purpose – find your joy!