“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People with a strong sense of gratitude and appreciation do not necessarily have more than others; they are not ‘luckier.’ They simply recognise and see the potential in their lives.
Reminding yourself what you have to be grateful for each day helps to cement how thankful you are. It does not matter how difficult your life is at the moment, there is always something to be thankful for, some shining light of gratitude.
Those who are thankful for the things in their lives are not living an easier life than anyone else. But they understand that it is not the situation that is the problem, it is how they think about the situation that makes it easier or more difficult.
So often life gets busy and we forget to tell people that they matter. That we have noticed what they do and it means a lot to us. Send a thank you message, it is really amazing what sending just a small thank you note can do. A thank you acknowledges that they gave you something (time, effort, a gift) and that you appreciate what they have done
Say ‘thank you‘. Speaking the words aloud can help cement the feeling of gratitude in your life. Not only that, but it helps others to know that you are thankful for the things that they have done for you. Thank the person who holds the door for you, thank the customer service person who helped you work out why your internet was not working. Thanking people fosters an atmosphere of gratitude that will extend throughout other people’s day too.
Remember sometimes the little things in life can mean the most.
“Gratitude means to recognize the good in your life, be thankful for whatever you have, some people may not even have one of those things you consider precious to you (love, family, friends etc). Each day give thanks for the gift of life.You are blessed”