How Being Grateful Improves Your Life, Relationships and Helps to Achieve Your Goals
6 Ways to accept your current life and grow beyond
When I learned to be grateful, I recognized it was not always about the big things. It can also mean being grateful for the simplest things. Such as being able to get up in the morning or seeing happy children running around the park.
Gratitude is one of the steppingstones for you to vibrate positive energy to the world.
Do you recognize when you take important things in your life for granted? For example, eating three times a day, having caring parents, having the chance to study, and having a roof above the head.
Every person in the world does not enjoy these things. Some people yearn even to eat once a day.
You could be thankful for many things but choose not to, just because these things are things you are used to.
I, personally, am grateful for something as simple as breathing. I’m thankful that I get to see my parents happy and healthy each passing day. These things are normal, but I will always be grateful.
Showing someone that you are thankful for them or what they will make you realize, that being grateful goes a long way for both parties. It will help them to be grateful for everything they have and for everything they do.
I wasn’t taught to do; I have learned through the years.
There are many things I have realized when it comes to learning.
1. Peace by Innerly Saying Thank You
Today, I am grateful for being alive, to have my family, and I am grateful that I am given a chance to pursue my dream of becoming a lawyer.
Once I realized I have so many things, my life became so much simpler and easier. It made me realize that you should be happy about the things you have rather than being sad about the things you do not possess.
This also paves the way to contentment, leading to peace of mind.
What more is there to yearn for than being content, happy, and at peace. It is the peak of a life well-lived.
I have learned to protect my peace from negativity. It became the most important part of my life.
Gratitude paves the way for you to feel more positive emotions and let go of the negative ones.
Gratitude means being more inclined to seeing goodness and being thankful for it. It makes you feel more at ease to feel that you have so many things to be grateful for.
2. It Strengthened My Faith
Changing your mind to be actually grateful and necessarily entail that you expect less of people, whether things or situations.
Gratefulness develops humble people who get far in life.
Humility is one of the most important characteristics of successful people. No one would get far by constantly bragging, anyway.
They are the ones who will remain stuck and unable to move from where they are situated. There is no progress.
Through humility, I learned to believe in others and myself more.
By not expecting and continuously believing, my faith was strengthened. May it be my faith that I will be successful or belief that I will make it through any challenge that life may throw at me. It’s just the same.
3. Being Grateful Improves Your Life
Whenever I hear that successful people are more inclined to be grateful, I strongly believe they have a lot to be thankful for.
But this is a false belief.
Success does not equate to gratefulness. Gratefulness is not about our status in life, our job, or our money.
These things improve our lives, but they are not the measure of being grateful.
Instead, what it really means is the capacity to be thankful all the time. If you are only thankful for your possessions, then you stop being grateful once you lose your possessions, right?
It is a state of mind that does not attach to material things. It only stems from your capacity to be grateful for even impermanent things.
If you are grateful for things you can grow tired of or things that will soon perish or be destroyed, do you truly know the meaning of gratefulness?
My life became better in terms of relationships and staying positive. I have always been contented with what I have, and I stayed away from jealousy.
4. Calm Down and Don’t Rush
Being grateful means, you are thankful for what you have. You don’t always yearn for more and more!
It means you are contented, which entails that your mind is at peace.
When you constantly yearn for more, your mind will never be at peace. It would be best if you learned to live with what you have and what you have the capacity to obtain or possess.
Otherwise, you would lose your mind trying to obtain things that are out of your reach. This would only cause you unnecessary disappointments.
Being in a state where I am at peace is important for my well-being and self-growth. It will be the factors that will lead to success.
It would eliminate feelings of jealousy, anger, and others that would only cause me to waste my time on things, people, and situations that do not matter.
5. Being Grateful Leads to Self-Acceptance
It would help if you did not beat yourself up for things you do not control.
It would be best to learn to live with what you can do while improving what you can. However, the road to self-improvement must not include making yourself work to your breaking point.
You must be grateful for what you are and what you can do.
No two people are the same. It would help if you always kept this in mind. You must realize that there is no use looking at others or copying them.
It is okay to have people to look up to, but you must always remember, you can improve, but you must not beat yourself up to become someone you are not.
The road to self-acceptance starts with being grateful. Once you are grateful, you will realize that you are contented with yourself and your capabilities. It will lead to more self-love and growth.
It will also lead you to be more confident. No more hiding your talents!
Show other people what you have and be thankful for what you can do.
6. Improve Your Relationships
Once you learn to be grateful, you will emanate this positive vibe to the people around you.
Who would not want a person who radiates positive energy, right?
You ever heard the sentence: It’s the little things in life?
Say thank you to the guard who opens the door for you. Compliment the chef who cooks your food.
Thank your family and friends for constantly having your backs. Leading to stronger relationships. Your family and friends will love and care for you more once they feel that you appreciate what they do for you.
I Will Always Remain Grateful for Everything I Have in My Life
My life became better when I learned the value of gratefulness. Whatever challenges life may bring, it can all be conquered if I remain grateful.
Being grateful helped me acknowledge the people I have in my life.
It helped me remember only good things and good experiences with the people around me, especially those who are important in my life.
Gratitude has taught me that humility will bring me places.
I am where I am today because I learned to be grateful for what I have, what I’ve been through, and the people who pushed me to be who I want to be.
It pays out to be grateful for the smallest things.
It gives you a better outlook on life.
Seeing the small things as something to be grateful for, imagine what joy the big things will bring you? It will amount to happiness no amount of material possession can give. It is the kind of happiness that emanates from within.
I hope everyone learns to become grateful to have a more meaningful and fulfilled life.