Gratitude means being thankful for the good things that happen and thanking others often.
These are some of the benefits of being grateful:
- It helps you to be in the present by noticing what you do have and stopping to acknowledge it. This can be the company of a person, having food, or even being able to see.
- Being grateful has the power to change your mood almost instantly from negative to positive. Good feelings and positive energy arise when you start acknowledging what you are grateful for.
- It generates good vibrations. Quantum physics applied to positive thinking state that the vibrations of your thoughts affect and modify the reality around you.
Even if you are feeling negative when you start looking at what you are grateful for, you won’t be able to hold the negative emotion for very long.
You can make being grateful one of your positive habits as you understand the importance of being grateful.
You can also choose to write a list of at least ten things you are grateful for at the end of your day.
This will put you in a good mood before going to sleep and will help you to welcome the next day with an open and grateful attitude.
Furthermore, you could keep a gratitude journal to create progressively a more permanent grateful attitude.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”