GRATITUDE IS THE pathway to happiness and success in life. The more we’re grateful for the things we have, no matter how little they might be, the more happier and sated we’ll be in life.
We’re not usually focused on what we have. We often focus on what we don’t have. And when we do focus on the things that we have, we zoom in on the problems, making them bigger and brighter. However, anytime we do that those problems just take centre stage in our lives. While there might be hundreds of ways that we can do simple little things to appreciate our lives just a bit more.
Learn to be grateful and count your blessings because tomorrow it might all be gone. If you really want to appreciate what you have, go see how the other half lives. Go witness what it’s like to be in their shoes. Suddenly, your problems begin to dissipate once you see someone who can’t even afford to house or feed themselves. There are so many miracles that are occurring all around us that when we stop to actually pay attention, it a complete marvel and a wonder.
The simple beauty of life and consciousness is so utterly astonishing that we have to be present and appreciate it. Take a walk in the park and literally listen to the birds chirping or smell the roses. It’s hard to do when we’re so immersed in our problems but also a very important step to take to appreciate life. The truth is that life is a beautiful gift. It’s here today and can easily be gone tomorrow.
Don’t take that for granted. We need to search for ways that we can improve our lives by first improving ourselves as human beings. Appreciation of things shouldn’t arise from some monetary metric. Rather, it should come from the values that we harbour and the things that we can do in this world to make it a better place.