If you can read these lines, then you have the incredible pleasure of existing, and you have the privilege to enjoy living on this beautiful planet. The few billion years before that, unfortunately, you were absent. There wasn’t even our fantastic earth and as far as the remaining eons are concerned, life most likely will continue without you.
The right to live, in the here and now, is the greatest reason for gratitude. To still be here! How about appreciation for health, youth, age, good friends, a comfortable life in a rich country, the possibility of democratic choices, water, enough food, a warm bed, a good job, the internet, or the delicious, warm chocolate pudding in the canteen yesterday?
No one has everything, neither the happiest nor the richest person in the world, but there are many reasons for gratitude like there are screws in the hardware store.
Those who rarely feel gratitude are often moody and also stand in the way of their own happiness.
Those who take everything for granted never find the way to true appreciation, because if everything is self-evident, nothing is respected, and everything soon seems worthless and pointless.
So count your daily blessings, be grateful, and enjoy the happiness of your life! When was the last time you said THANK YOU just for being?
Life can change in the blink of an eye. What we enjoy today, can be gone tomorrow!
The past happened, the present is indeed a gift, and tomorrow is uncertain.
Live! Stay in the moment! Be grateful! Be thankful!
I follow so many bloggers who appear to be trapped in the past. The ongoing daily negativity with every blog post they write, it’s like they are feeding their own misery. No matter what happened, you are still here!
Even if you can’t see it, you have much to be grateful for, and much to be thankful for.
If you’re truly heartfeltly grateful for a single thing every day, that’s all it takes. Less (gratitude) is more (real gratitude)!
Write a success journal and ask yourself:
- What am I grateful for?
- What is valuable in my life?
- What do I enjoy in my life?
- What is positive in my life?
- What inspires me in my life?
- What is indispensable in my life?
- What makes me happy in my life?
Give it a try!