Gratitude is a practice, Make it a priority!
In hard times, I would always end up saying – “Why me God?! Why me again?!” And in good times, I would be so overjoyed that I would forget to thank God for it. It took me a while to realise that I have been expecting too much without being grateful for what I already have. And that’s when I realised that I need to practice gratitude more often.
Here are a few ways we can practice gratitude:
1. Be grateful to God and everyone around who have given you that joy.
Be thankful for being able to see the sun rise the next day. Be thankful for the beautiful people in your life, for the delicious food you ate and for every little thing (that you can’t live without!) that you own.
2. In bad times, practice gratitude even more! This is the time to be grateful – not for what has happened but for what that has not happened. This will help us panic less and open up our minds to find solutions.
3. Express Gratitude
Be thankful to people who are close. We often take our parents, spouse or kids for granted. Express gratitude to them regularly. Use the “Thank You” word more often.
4. Fix a time to practice it
As soon as you wake up or just before you go to bed are good times to practice gratitude. I prefer to do it in the mornings along with my prayers.
5. Take a Gratitude walk
Some people swear by taking gratitude walks. It allows them to think clearly and be grateful. Go for it if you can.
6. Remember – “Grass is always greener on the other side!”
The earlier we realise this, the better it is! Start appreciating little things in life. We may look upon some one else’s life, but there are people who look upon our’s too. Be content and happy with life because then only can we attract happiness!
7. Write a gratitude journal
Spare 5 mins a day and write all the things you are thankful for in a journal. This acts as a constant reminder as you can always go back and see what you have written. I am a little lazy at doing this, but I am thinking of giving it a try! 😊
Instead of a journal you can even use your favourite social media to express it or download a gratitude app on your phone (there are plenty of them!).
Being grateful is one of the important steps to stay happy. If you are grateful for your life (and the things in your life!), you WILL attract more of everything you want!
I love this message from The Secret. It is so inspiring!
Have you practiced gratitude today? What are you thankful for? Share with all of us in the comments section.
Thank you to all you beautiful people!
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