Many People Do Not Understand
The Power Of Gratitude.
Gratitude makes a huge difference in every aspect of your life and changes everything about every situation. Meister Eckhart said, “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
Gratitude does far more than express thanks for material blessings. Gratitude actually changes our entire attitude toward life itself and our role in it. If you think about it, most of the problems we experience can be traced back to some form of ingratitude. If you are experiencing relationship difficulties, perhaps it is because you have forgotten to be thankful for all the joy someone has brought into your life. If you are experiencing financial trouble, perhaps it is because you are failing to be grateful for the things you already have and are seeking after more and more “stuff.” If you are struggling with feelings of worthlessness or low self-esteem, perhaps you have forgotten to be grateful for the miracle that is you!
Gratitude changes everything about your mindset. When we are grateful it is impossible to feel petty and jealous. We stop focusing on what other people have and instead focus on our own lives and how rich they are. We take the time to bless the moment rather than living in the past or the future.
Sometimes it may seem difficult to be grateful for what we have. It may seem that we have trouble and strife instead of peace and contentment. However, when you take a moment to stop and really think about what you are blessed with, it becomes much easier to be grateful. Are you alive? Are you fed? Do you have clothing on your back? Do you have a roof over your head? If so, you are much better off than many people around the world. Start there and add in the things that make your life extra-special, like the love of your children or spouse. You have much to be thankful for!
Never forget to be grateful. Your grateful attitude may be the difference between sorrow or discontent and a happy, joyful life!