To Be Grateful

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“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
Epicurus

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If you believe that the good life is all about success and having more, then it can be difficult to find the balance to live a good life now.

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Though if you want to be able to live the good life, the first step is to reflect on your life as it is now and find the good in it. As they say, “Count your blessings”, and if you do this everyday you will find yourself enjoying a good life each and every day.

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The simple act of thinking about who and what you are grateful for makes such a big difference in your life.

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Because it turns bad things into good things. Having problems at work? Be grateful you have work. Be grateful you have challenges, and that life is not boring. Be grateful that you can learn from these challenges. Be thankful they make you a stronger person.

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Because it reminds you of what is important. It is difficult to complain about the little things when you give thanks that your children are alive and healthy. It is more difficult to get stressed out over paying bills when you are grateful there is a roof over your head.

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Because it reminds you of the positive things in your life. It makes you happy about the people in your life, whether they are loved ones or just a stranger you met who was kind to you in some way.

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What are you grateful for today?

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“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”
Roy T. Bennett

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