What is gratitude? How do you show it? When do you feel it? And what, if anything, does it do for us?
You would be surprised!
The definition of gratitude is being thankful, showing appreciation for a gift, or returning a kindness. People, as a whole, aspire to be happy but some never seem to figure out just how to get to happiness. They think, “if only this would happen, then I’d be happy.” Sadly, they’ve got it backward. Happiness usually comes first. Being grateful is the key to finding happiness now.
People look for jobs to make them happy or people to make them happy but the truth is, and maybe the trick to happiness is, we should be happy first, before and during the journey towards our goals as well as after. You see, scientists have now discovered that happy people are happy first with whatever situation they are currently in. They don’t rely on anything to “make” them happy, they just are. Consequently, those who have the belief that they will be happy when a certain scenario happens usually aren’t very happy at all. For when a person achieves one goal, they usually set another higher and often more difficult goal, never dwelling on the happiness they promised themselves long enough.
The most interesting part about gratitude is it requires so little of our time. Scientists say that just stating 2 or 3 things you’re grateful for right before falling asleep increases your happiness and draws more situations to be grateful for to you. Let’s elaborate.
Below are the 5 wonders of Gratitude:
Gratitude is an attitude, a habit, and a choice. When you are consciously grateful for the situations and people in your life, you will attract more things to be grateful for as a result. Being happy and being grateful is a choice and a mindset. It is a decision. You must decide to be grateful and look for the things that make it so. Make that choice today and help others to do the same. Thanksgiving is a perfect time. We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Be grateful!
Michelle R Russell
For the Prosperity Process
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