"I need more money", "I need more things", "I need a bigger house", I need a better car", "I need more vacation time", the list goes on and on… Do you feel you are in a race to fuel the constant feeling of "I need more"? This sense of feeling inadequate and that what you have is never enough robs you of the moments you should be enjoying.So how do you shhh the constant need for more and find happiness with what you have? The answer is GRATITUDE. But Gratitude is more than saying thank you.Gratitude is a deep appreciation for someone or something and it creates lasting effects.When you have gratitude, you can live in the moment because you truly appreciate all that you have.You can consciously cultivate and increase gratitude by doing the following things:
- Stop Being In a Rush
- Express Your Appreciation (Verbal & Written)
- Surround Yourself with Positive People
- Be of Service to Others
- Focus on the Little Things
- Acknowledge the Goodness in Your Life
The power of gratitude and its ability to transform our health and minds is phenomenal. Studies have shown that thankful people are healthy people.
Surprising Benefits of Gratitude:
More Willing To Forgive Others
Capable of Making Better Choices
Better Physical and Mental Health
An Overall A Better Life
When you are grateful your actions, words and all that you do spreads the message that you have enough and that you are enough.When you are grateful, you are more open to listening and understanding differences between people and cultures. This in turn creates respect, which has the power to change not only you, but the world.So take the time to slow down, pay attention and above all be grateful because your life is a gift and no one is promised tomorrow.