We have heard on several occasions how positive it is to be grateful , but we are not yet aware of what this really implies.
The dictionary defines gratitude as recognizing and feeling esteem for a person who has done you a favor and feel a great desire to reciprocate.
But, gratitude is not only this. We can feel grateful to be alive , to feel gratitude for having the life we have, for all the good that there is …
Thinking about all this and feeling really grateful makes us happy . So why is it so hard for us to be?
Being grateful is very easy
Being grateful is tremendously easy . You only need a smile, a simple “thank you” or a small note dedicated to that person to whom you thank what he has done for you or how happy he makes you.
As you can see, there is no significant energy expenditure, because it does not cost us any effort. Maybe that’s why we did not pay him the attention we should.
Sometimes all this occurs because we ignore what surrounds us. We are so absorbed in our own world that we forget those around us.
How many times have you stopped to think about what you have and how many times have you been aware that you do not need to crave anything else because you already have it all ?
How many times have you reflected on the people you have around you, who have supported you in difficult times. Surely, occupy more space all those who have hurt you.
We believe that friends and family will always be there for us . We do not realize that everything can change from one day to the next, and then it will be too late.
Gratitude is practiced
With all these problems, it is difficult to be grateful if you do not practice gratitude , just as you can practice kindness, sincerity, love, and so on.
Therefore, it is important that you take into account the following steps that we will mention below.
Think practice makes perfect .
- Focus on the now: We live thinking about the future and the past, and this prevents us from savoring the present and being aware of everything for which we should be grateful.
Separating ourselves from this causes us to long for what we already possess. All for not being aware that we have to open our eyes and look around us.
- Never take for granted: You take for granted that your partner knows that you love her, that your mother knows that you love her … Taking for granted is a mistake. The others need to hear from our mouth all that for which you are grateful .
- Do not expect anything from others: One mistake you can fall into is waiting for others to act like you are going to do. This, in most cases, will not happen, so eliminate this desire from your mind.
To be truly grateful, do not expect anything in return. You must be because you feel good and because that’s how you want to do it.
Are you too ?: I am of the “thank you” and “please” generation
Thanks every day
Just get out of bed thanks to the day you can wake up once again and live ; When you go to sleep, find yourself grateful for all the good you’ve been able to experience.
Sometimes, we not only have to show our gratitude to people, but also to the fact of being alive. This will make you feel lucky and will draw a smile on your face every day that you get up and go to bed.
It costs nothing and you will be much happier .
Thank you for all the opportunities you have achieved thanks to your effort, appreciate the work you have achieved due to your insistence, the result of all the effort you have put into getting what you wanted …
Before you go, read: Value people when you have them, not when you lose them
Live your life by constantly thanking the result of it and, above all, thanking the people around you for all they bring you.
The more you practice the gratitude the easier it will be for you and the time will come when you will take it as a habit.
Gratitude will have become a part of your being .