“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.”
Today we give thanks. I want to thank all those who are making me a better person today and have helped me learn how to be happy. All those who share with me their struggles and life challenges—and those who listen to mine.
Having an attitude of gratitude can be a life changing experience and a keep to finding happiness. When feeling a slight uneasyness, I recognize I’m getting into self and know it’s because there’s something I think I want that I’m not getting, or something I have that I’m afraid of loosing. When this happens, I often stop and take three to ten deep breathes. While inhaling I think God and while exhaling, self. This helps me realize it’s not about me and to look around to see who I can be of service to. Often being of service can be a simple Thank You to someone. When this doesn’t work, I get out a piece of paper and write down a gratitude list, listing all the things I’m grateful for.
Gratitude will not only change your life, but those around you as well. As Leo over at Zen Habits points out in his post, 8 Tremendously Important Ways That Gratitude Can Change Your Life:
It’s amazing how one simple, easy, positive action can change so much in a person’s life.
Can it change your life as well? I can guarantee it. You might not get the exact same benefits as I have, but there’s no doubt in my mind that the simple act of gratitude on a regular basis will change anyone’s life, positively and immediately. How many other changes can claim to be that quick, that easy, and that profound?
Check out Leo’s list of 8 ways one can find gratitude in almost any life situation.