everyday things to be grateful for
An "attitude of gratitude"(it's almost a cliche nowdays) is a good sound choice. Being grateful makes us happy and optimistic, helps beat depression and move forward.. It takes little time and no money. All it takes is a grateful heart.
The universal law of attraction says that we attract into our life things we think about and focus on. When we count our blessings and are grateful for them, we are focusing more clearly on what we do want in life - and are attracting more of those things into our life.
We learn the importance of saying "thank you" as little children because it is "good manners." It's good manners too say "thank you" to a shop-assistant , or to a conductor on the bus, or to a teacher who gave us a lesson. But do all grown-ups do it?At what point do they forget how to do it? Are we always appreciative of our family and fiends and people who love us and who we love? Do we always let them know it? Does appreciation positively impact our relationships with people? Of course it does!
Attitude of gratitude helps us when we face trials and difficult situations. It is hard to be negative about the situation when you are thinking about things for which you are grateful. One of the fastest ways to improve your mood or outlook is to count your blessings.Counting your laughs is not a bad idea either.:))
OK, that's all true, but how can I really be more grateful?
It's very easy.
Make a list of things you are grateful for right now. These can be big things (like your family or the person you love, or your great job) or little things (like the fact that the weather was exceptionally good today or the coffee in the cafe was surprisingly good). Do it mentally or writte down. Do it now.
. Reflect on your list and allow yourself to feel good about these things.Spend some time on it.
. If there is a person you can thank or show your appreciation to, do that now too (a quick call or email can be good.).
And here is a nice list of things we all should be grateful for:
And the bigest thanks of course should be given to him who made us.
"Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens
"Be grateful, not only for others, but for yourself”– Unknown
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson
"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” – Johannes Gaertner
A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” – Plato
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”– John F. Kennedy31