One thing we can be assured of is that life will always present challenges, roadblocks and, at times, heartbreak or tragedy. You will have little to no control over the circumstances which leaves you with a couple of choices. Give in to it and stay in the pain, frustration, helplessness or upset, or, learn to find things to be grateful for.
Gratitude is about being appreciative of what you have. Good or bad, finding something in every situation to feel thankful for. This is not something that comes easy which means it must be a conscious effort.
Challenge yourself: Take yourself off of autopilot and be present in the moment. Find simple things in life that you can actually feel grateful for.
Why Practice Gratitude?
Gratitude helps draw people into your life when you need them - whether it be to teach you a life lesson or to be a support.
Gratitude helps you embrace life lessons that appear in your life over and over and over in many different forms until you recognize them as such.
Gratitude promotes forgiveness - practice gratitude for your life experiences, no matter how painful, because they make you who you are.
Gratitude strengthens relationships - focus on your appreciation for each other rather than annoyances.
Grateful people attract things to be grateful for - like attracts like.
Gratitude increases optimism which results in more satisfaction of life.
What about you, do you practice daily gratitude?