Do you remember the previous time you thanked someone and felt a sense of satisfaction or joy? Don't you want to have that feeling of prosperity always? One way to make sure that you go to bed every time feeling calm and blissful is to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
An attitude of gratitude means acquiring a habit of always being grateful for each and everything you've got in your life. People with a positive or a grateful attitude will invariably make an effort to find something good about every single thing around them.
When you express gratitude or appreciate the things you possess or the people you have in your life, it fills you up with a sense of contentment, and eventually, you will be elated. For
instance, when a kid cries for something he wants, then the parents distract their child by passing on any toy or chocolate, and instantly the kid would become happy. The child is glad
simply because, at that very instant, he is so engrossed in the toy that he forgets about the stuff for which he was crying. In the same way, if we also start to look at the things we have and be thankful for even the tiniest things, whether it be the food we eat, the clothes we wear, or the relationships we have with our friends and family, then our life would become so much happier.
There are innumerable boons of being appreciative and grateful, but the irony is that most of us find it hard to develop this habit. Researches suggest that gloomy occurrences have a substantial influence on humans than favorable ones. So, we tend to drive away from the joy and get more attracted to the hardships of our life and often ignore the good things in our lives for which we need to be grateful.
There are multiple ways to cultivate a grateful attitude to facilitate a positive outlook.
1.) You can keep a gratitude journal where you can jot down things for which you are grateful. Write at least one thing every day in the journal.
2.) Think of the people who care for you, thank them for being in your life, tell them how much you love them.
3.) Always try to look for learning opportunities from the obstacles.
4.) Spend quality time with your parents and thank them for all the things they have done for you.
When it comes to exercising gratitude, it is mandatory to be consistent. You need to do this every single day to make it a habit. Once it becomes your habit, you will always notice the positive perspective of everything and your life would become joyous.
Gratitude is the most substantial weapon which can make your life a whole lot better. Even if you have ninety-nine reasons to be sad about, find that one reason to be cheerful and be appreciative that God has given you that reason to be happy.