“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
What could change if you were more grateful?
It turns out that gratitude is one of the most important attributes of the happy person. Circumstances shape a life, gratitude makes a life. David Horsager the author of the “Trust Edge” writes that the “single greatest commonality of happy people is an attitude of gratitude”. Why don’t we practice being grateful if that is one of the keys to happiness?
To be a grateful person it takes a bit of humility, ability to listen to others with empathy, to see the potential of others, to see your own potential, to encourage others, and to be genuine. In a mixed up world that we live into today more people are worried about how “they” fit into the world, how they gain or profit from others. Being grateful means showing that you care about others and other things that are not materialistic in nature.
Given the violence that was experienced a week ago at a small school in Newtown, Connecticut many people were reminded to be grateful for each moment. Every moment matters and taking care to be grateful for the preciousness of life is important.
Join a campaign of gratefulness today. Inspire others with your words or take a moment to reflect on what you are grateful for. Take a look at a sunset or a sunrise and marvel at the beauty. Just take a few minutes out of your day to STOP and be grateful.
Take a look at “The Gratitude Book Project” for 2013 and get ideas on how to be more grateful. If gratefulness is a direct link to greater happiness then learn how to be more grateful.
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
― Maya Angelou