Gratitude. It’s a simple concept.
It’s that feeling that what you have is good, that you may not have everything you want, you have a lot. And what you have is enough for you to be okay, maybe even happy, right now.
Gratitude is a game changer, but it can be hard to think about being grateful for what you have when things aren’t going your way.
It’s all in how you look at things.
When you’re tempted to focus on what you don’t have, shift your focus to what you do have. And instead of looking at what’s going wrong, look at what going right.
Rather than getting discouraged about what you haven’t accomplished, consider how far you’ve come. Focus on what you can do instead of what you can’t do
If you find yourself thinking, “I wish I had…”, say “I’m grateful that I have…”
Better yet, count you blessings. Literally, count on your fingers the people and things you’re grateful for.
Gratitude opens your heart
Expressing gratitude opens your heart to the goodness life offers, and an open heart makes way for more blessings.
Do you have what you need?
What are the bare necessities of life? Not much. Air, food, shelter.
And yet what do you have beyond that?
Consider the people and things you use, interact with, work for, and would miss like crazy if they weren’t there.
A shot of empowerment
Having a grateful heart doesn’t mean you have to settle for a crappy situation. That’s not what this is about.
Instead, let gratitude act like a shot of empowerment that boosts you to love yourself and those around you more.
Every day’s a good day to feel grateful. You just can’t overdo it.
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