Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that 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.
Several times many people had done nice things for us and they would like to be appreciated. However, some individuals have not received any appreciation or reward in their life for their smart deeds. Once we appreciate and support the smart deeds of others, we feel well and encourage them to work more sincerely.
Appreciating others and talking positive of them when they died is one of the weakest attitudes of mankind in this world. Several individuals work hard no matter others appreciate or recognize. When someone does something great, we hardly take into account how they might do such a good thing. Instead, we have a tendency to criticize and snub others’ nice works.
As we assess and project in a very positive manner regarding others, we’re sure to establish the attractive issue they have done, which is worth to be appreciated. Again and again we do not appreciate others as a result of either jealousy ignorance attitude or callous attitude. However due to our callous hearts, we do not feel or settle for what others had done for us.
People who appreciate and support others learn from others and improve in their works. Nonetheless, people who are so callous about others’ good deeds fail to learn and improve their work. If we do not appreciate others from our hearts, it is better not to show our dissembling appreciation because it only wastes our energy and time. Appreciating others is nothing but simply enhance our work, thinking and living more peacefully. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress.
People tend to take for granted the good that is already present in their lives. There’s a gratitude exercise that instructs that you should imagine losing some of the things that you take for granted, such as your home, your ability to see or hear, your ability to walk, or anything that currently gives you comfort. Then imagine getting each of these things back, one by one, and consider how grateful you would be for each and every one. In addition, you need to start finding joy in the small things instead of holding out for big achievements such as getting the promotion, having a comfortable nest egg saved up, getting married, and so on before allowing yourself to feel gratitude and joy.
Another way to use giving thanks to appreciate life more fully is to use gratitude to help you put things in their proper perspective. When things don’t go your way, remember that every difficulty carries within it the seeds of an equal or greater benefit. In the face of adversity ask yourself: “What’s good about this?”, “What can I learn from this?”, and “How can I benefit from this?” this Thanksgiving, start bringing gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful; in this way, you’ll be on your way toward becoming a master of gratitude.
Happy Thanksgiving !