Be Grateful!

If you are grateful and thankful of what you have, then you are happy!
If you are grateful and thankful of what you have, then you are happy!

Always strive to be in a state of mind where you feel gratitude for what you have in life. There are many people who compare their lives to people who are in better positions than them and this makes them depressed and have moments in their life where they think about what they don’t have.

Always think about what you do have rather than what you don’t have. This will allow you to feel thankful for what God has given you in life and will mean that you are happy regardless of how much money you have or how high of a reputation you have. These are materialistic things and we should all strive to focus on being happy rather than trying to please everybody else.

When something good happens in your life, remember it and most importantly, remember the details. Make sure you think back on the obstacles that were stopping you from achieving that goal and you still reached it. As humans, we tend to think about our flaws and the bad situations in our lives rather than our accomplishments and what amazing things we have done.

Everyone has a place or does something which they enjoy and they take comfort in. Whenever you feel low, have the willpower to go to that place or to go do that one thing which makes you happy. Maybe it’s a certain type of food which cheers you up. Whatever it is, go get it and this will definitely help.

Spend time with loved ones and appreciate your support network. No matter how big or small it may be, we all have a support network which we can just go to even in the worst of times.

Be grateful for the little things in life. A lot of people wait for a big moment to happen and they post it everywhere on social media and the next thing you know, they’re back to feeling low again. If you feel thankful for the little things in your day to day life, then how can you feel low? Yesterday, on my way back home from work, I was on the bus and I saw a wheelchair user come on. That alone made me feel grateful of the fact that I can walk.

A lot of people have restrictions in life and they still are grateful for what they’re blessed with. So you should be too! Always be grateful and thankful and thank God always for the position you are in.

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  1. Good post. Too many people moan about how bad they have it and too few appreciate the little things, good health, good friends and good family. Appreciate the ;little things and happiness will follow. Cheers. Allan

    • I completely agree. If you appreciate the little things in life and just be grateful, then you will be happy indeed. Thanks for your comments Allan, it is much appreciated 😊

  2. Very true, very often we compare our status with others without thinking of our goals, situations and our capabilities. That’s the reason why so many people are dissatisfied and are in distress. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    • Also, when we compare, we normally compare our beginning to someone’s end or someone’s middle which obviously is going to get you down. Comparisons in general should not be done

    • Thank you for your kind words, it is much appreciated. Always look for the small things in life and you will be happy. 😊😊

  3. Wise words Kamran. There is no comparison. Everyone is here for their own journey but people get into the petty companions. Always gonna be people more fortunate(materialistically or otherwise) than you and less fortunate then you. Gotta count our own blessings and enjoy every bit of those.

  4. Yup. It doesn’t change your life but your focus. I try to write a gratitude list at night and reread in the morning for this.
    Love, light and glitter

  5. You have brought up several important points to ponder πŸ€”. Thank you for your reminders. Each morning on my way down the steps from my little airee (my 12’x12’ sanctuary – aka β€œAngel Room”) I ask God to β€œhelp me live with an attitude of gratitude and a response of generosity, forgiveness, obedience, and integrity.” I feel the Holy Spirit saying, β€œRight on! I’m with you!”

  6. Right on, Kamran! One of my favorite quotes about gratitude: “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings”–William Arthur Ward. Sounds like a delightful way to live, I think!

    • Love that quote!!!

      Yeah, being grateful puts a whole new light on life and I recommend everybody to be grateful every day 😊😊🎢

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