Amid all the hustle and bustle of twenty-first century life, we can easily find ourselves too stressed or simply too busy to remember just how fortunate we really are.
Gratitude means counting your blessings, noting the simple pleasures, acknowledging all you receive
‘…It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. In addition, behavioral and psychological research has shown the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress.’ – Marelisa Fabrega
Others pray for what we often take for granted
If you are able to tick off any of these signs, then your are more fortunate than many around the world today.
- You have the security of a roof over your head.
- You ate at least once today.
- Someone cares for you.
- You have access to clean water.
- You wish good things for others.
- You are able to forgive others.
- You have clean and suitable clothes to wear.
- You stay in faith, even if it is faith in yourself and your abilities.
- You are sound of mind and able to think for yourself.
- You are in good physical health.
If you managed to tick off all ten, Woo-hoo! Go YOU! You certainly lead a charmed life!
An Attitude of Gratitude: Top 10 tips on how to be more grateful in life
It's all well and good knowing in which areas of your life you ought to express more gratitude, but how exactly do you go about it? Well here are some on-point suggestions.