The Power Of Gratitude

We all want to be happy and will do anything to feel happy all the time. Whether it is happiness from money, materialism or love, we humans are consistently seeking it. You heard this many times before that happiness is an inside job, but what does it really mean?

The Power Of Gratitude
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The funny fact about is happiness is, it is free. It does not cost you anything. The best way to achieve it is to appreciate all the things you have in life and be grateful.

This is called gratitude. It is not something that chooses you or only a selected few can practice gratitude. Anyone can feel it and learn to have gratitude.

Science has also proven that having gratitude is good for our body and mind. This is because being grateful makes us happier and optimistic. 

Here are 5 reasons why having gratitude is so powerful.

1. Gratitude improves our relationship with people

Our parents taught us to have good manners. By saying these two words, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, you are already expressing gratitude.

When you are grateful for people, their contributions, and their actions, your appreciation will positively impact their relationship with you. If you have fallen out of the habit of using these ‘magic words’, then try starting again. You will be amazed at the response you get in return.

2. Gratitude is a positive feeling

It is impossible to be negative and feel gratitude at the same time. Try counting your blessings. It is the fastest way to boost your mood and feel good.

3. Gratitude attracts good things into our life

'The Law of Attraction' is about attracting things we consistently think about into our life. When you are always counting your blessings and are grateful for them, believe it or not, you are attracting more of them into your life.

4. Gratitude helps us solve problems

Whenever there is a problem, having gratitude will help us open our minds up to new possibilities. We see it as an opportunity rather than a challenge or issue.

5. We learn with gratitude

Behind every problem lies an opportunity. By being grateful for our situation, it allows us to be thankful for the opportunity to learn something new.

Start being grateful in 2 steps

1. Make a list of the things you are grateful for. They can be someone in your life like your parents or something as simple as your morning coffee. Just write them down on a piece of paper or keep a mental note of it.

2. Reflect on your list and feel good about these things.

There you go, as simple as that. Some people do this daily especially in the morning and it helps them stay positive throughout the day.

Conclusion

Life is never easy. We could be bombarded with challenges. They could pour down all at the same time but no matter how hard life gets, always be grateful for everything you have.

Because many people have nothing. You may think you do not have much, but if you think hard enough, I can assure you that the list will be incredibly long.