Did you know that experiencing gratitude is scientifically proven to make you happier?
Humans tend to take for granted the things that make them happy. To live in a time where there is a pandemic that is wiping out part of the human race, a time where countries are suffering from a humanitarian crisis, a time where people are dying because of their skin colour, personally, I have realised that there is a lot to be grateful for. Even if you feel as if you are going through the most, expressing a feeling of gratitude might make you feel happier and more at ease.
Just yesterday I watched a show of this girl who was filmed for 20 years of her life. Even though her family was poor and lived in a really small house with no phones, no social media, etc, they were very happy and content with all that they had. We take for granted the things and the people that we have in our life. We only realise that something or someone meant so much to us once we don’t have it or they are not there anymore. Gratitude helps you see what is there instead of what is not. It tends to unlock the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates vision for tomorrow.
We have so much to be grateful for. We just don’t realise it. Once you start showing gratitude, you will fall in love with the life you already have.
I have a task for you:
Take a page or a book and for a week, write down everything that you are grateful for. Whether it is an object, a person or even a place. At the end of the week, I guarantee that you will feel happier and content with all the little things that you have.
[Feel free to contact me and tell me all about your experience.]
Let us all rise and be thankful for at least we learnt a lot, and if we didn’t learn lot, at least we learnt a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we did not get sick, and if we got sick, at least we are still alive.
Appreciate life even if it is not perfect. Happiness is not fulfilment of what we wish for, but an appreciation of what we have. Life is short, do not let the things you want make you forget about the things that you already have.