When we express gratitude we’re giving thanks and appreciation to something bigger than ourselves. It’s important we take time to stop, reflect, observe and appreciate. It really is something we need to be mindful of practicing each day. It’s as easy as starting (and ending) your day by listing at least 3 things you’re grateful for in the present moment. Notice how good it feels, how much you do have to be thankful for and how much better your day will be when you’re in this mindset. Take it with you, to your job, the store, when you go visit friends, keep that peace with you throughout your days, wherever you go.
There is science behind practicing gratitude and facts on how it benefits your health. Although, I bet you don’t even really need to read the facts. I bet that when you go out of your way to appreciate the people around you and express gratitude for what’s in your life, you just feel happier. The more we give, the richer our lives become.
Do you ever stop to think about those who have less than you do, who struggle to put food on the table, who work 3 or 4 jobs? Maybe this is you and maybe it’s not, that’s not the point, the point is we should all be thankful and appreciative for having the chance to live another day. We’re so busy and engrossed in our own bubbles we forget the simple fact that just being is special enough. Being alive, breathing in the fresh air around us, drinking a cup of coffee, having an engaging conversation, or helping out a friend are all things we can put on our gratitude list.
The more time we take to count our blessings and genuinely give thanks for what we do have, the more joyful we become. We start to see people, life and ourselves in a new light, a positive light. It’s a rewarding and beautiful experience. And do you want to know what the best part is? It’s something you can start doing right now.