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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Practice being grateful!!

Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given.
People tend to take for granted the good that is already present in their lives. If you are having trouble being grateful I suggest you start small. Keep it simple, look at the little things that make you smile or just make your life easier. Find joy in the small things. This will help you to appreciate life more fully and help you to see things in their proper perspective.
When you give thanks to others this can shift your focus from what your life lacks to the treasures that is already present in your life. This can change your reality. Being grateful will create brightness and cheerfulness in your world.  As well as, help to strengthen your relationships, improve your health, reduce stress and ultimately help you in achieving your personal goals.
When you have a bad day remember that difficulty carries within it, the opportunity for you to be great!   In the face of difficulty ask yourself: “What’s good about this?”, “What can I learn from this?”, and “How can I benefit from this?”
Once you become accustomed toward looking for things to be grateful for, you will find that you begin to appreciate simple pleasures in your life that you previously took for granted. Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good even in unpleasant situations. Today, start bringing gratitude for your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful!!!

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