There are many studies that support gratitude’s effectiveness. Think about it. You can be healthier, happier, approachable, etc. Isn’t life much simpler when you appreciate things? When you are grateful for what you have, it leads to contentment. You tend to have a more positive disposition.
So many of us were raised to focus on the negatives. If something wasn’t going the way you wanted or expected, then the natural recourse was to complain. For some, complaining was just part of life. Complaining can keep you in an emotional and negative state of mind, which, ultimately, leads to stress. When you are in ‘complaint’ mode, it’s so easy to justify your negative behavior. As a complainer, it’s easy to see what is missing or lacking in your life.
So, what happens when you realize that it’s time to change? Wanting to change will certainly pose some challenges. It will involve learning new ways that will lead to healing. At first, it can be scary. You can hit some road blocks, however, stay on point.
Living life with gratitude takes practice. There are some behaviors and false beliefs that will have to be overcome. You can’t obtain gratitude by ignoring past behaviors. The more appreciation that you have in your life affords you many opportunities and blessings.
Each day presents us with instances to be grateful. Whether you’re at work, home, school, etc., practice gratitude. Share your gratitude with others. Pass it on. Tell others what you appreciate about them.
Slowly but surely, you will begin to notice how living with gratitude impacts your life. Gratitude provides you with hope and contentment. That’s the end result we all want.