How Gratitude can bestow upon us


Most of us focus on all the things we don’t have. We imagine what it would be like to have that new car or house, or some other prized item. However, if we could learn to appreciate what we do have we might not long so ardently for what we don’t have. Gratitude is a powerful attribute. It propels us to higher altitudes. There are many benefits that gratitude can bestow upon us.

Internal Peace

Gratitude helps us to have a sense of peace. When we long for things that we don’t have our stress meter goes up. We focus on the thing or things we don’t have constantly. This can be very unhealthy. This practice also creates a tendency for us to forget about the things that we do have. Being happy with what we have doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t want more. It means that we appreciate what we do have although we hope to have more someday. It’s an acknowledgment of what is already in place.

A Brighter Outlook

An attitude of gratitude keeps us happier and more content as well. When we appreciate what we have there is a true happiness that comes from the appreciation. It can be likened to finding a water fountain on a hot day. As we drink the ice cold water we are filled with blissful gratitude in the moment. Although all we are drinking is water, it’s enough. We are happy with enough.

Cultivates a Sense of Abundance

When you become aware of all the things you have, both big and small, you feel full. What once felt like lack will begin to feel like abundance. When you are longing for something you don’t have you feel poor. However, when you take a close look at all the things that you’ve been gifted with, from your health to the food in your fridge, you realize how much you have. You won’t need that saleslink so desperately if you realize this.

 

Give thanks for everything you have. If you take the time to think about all the things you have you will realize how rich you truly are. Every day that you wake up you are given the gift of the present. The ability to walk, talk, think, eat, and sleep, are all gifts not given to everyone. Embrace abundance and you will be happy with what you have.

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