Often people can be very ungrateful. Sometimes we dont have much to begin with so we seek out more thinking it will bring us happiness, but we dont realize the lack of confidence we have in what we already had. So the real people make use of what they already have and they are grateful for it, some people are blessed or unblessed to be in a rich or poor family but is it blessed to be in a rich family or blessed to be in a poor family? IT doesnt matter because you can choose your life to be a blessing rather than making it a blessing simply because your life has been chosen for you, if a blessed life is based on having the latest gadgets and a big pool in your garden as well as having a big fat bank account then perhaps your meaning of blessed is being placed of materialism and not your real happiness inside. There are people with very little who came from the bottom and rose to the top simply because they were always grateful. If i find something that had a massive influence on me and that made me a better person should i be grateful inside? Of course!
Are you without money? Are you without love? Are you without friends? Are you without success? Are you without happiness? While all the former may sound good because to some degree we need all of them is the blessing in having them? Yes of course. But is there a blessing sometimes in not having certain things? Of course! We always run around for what we don’t have or what we cant have because sometimes we want more than we already have while forgetting that we don’t appreciate that of what we already have, we SHOULD be grateful for the things we do have because if we are not then when will we ever be grateful?
So what is gratitude, why is it important to have gratitude? gratitude is about appreciating, thanking, enjoying, loving the things we are given or have currently, in some cases we can show gratitude for things we don’t have, lets be serious if we had everything then would we be truly happy or become unappreciated of what the world and this life has given us? Having a attitude of gratitude is all about being grateful and the reason why having gratitude is important is because it makes you friends and it shows you to be a person who is grateful of the little things in life and especially if those little things come from people you know. A Gratitude Attitude can change who you are deep inside, it can really make big changes to your life, it gets you noticed for being the friend that is always there and the friend that makes you feel appreciated.
People with gratitude tend to achieve more and tend to have better friends and people around them who show gratitude back. Feel grateful for who you are, feel grateful for what you are, feel grateful for what you have and feel grateful for the things you have received from others and from the world itself. Have you ever saw something so beautiful it makes you want to be grateful? Have you ever been given something that filled you up with job that made you grateful? Always share your gratitude, trust me, people appreciate it but most of all it makes you feel better for showing it to others and to everything around you.
Can you feel grateful for the amount of confidence you really possess? That may sound silly but having that negative thing in your mind tell you “Why are you doing this, this is stupid” when you could change it “I’m doing this because i want to and it makes me feel good” then you are going to convince yourself that whatever you do even if your giving gratitude for the smallest of things will help you have the life you have always secretly desired. Really just kick out all those negatives in your head that tell you that you must be selfish, that you must not be grateful, that not having this or that is the end of the world because if you don’t have it your having a terrible life. Look around you and enjoy it, do not waste it and do waste the very things around you.
Why is us people are not grateful for what we have right now? Its because we always want better but sometimes wanting something better is not possible and sometimes wanting something more is just a case of us not learning to be happy with a good book and a cup of coffee rather than telling ourselves we must have the latest technology and dvd player to be happy. Be grateful for what you have because if you aren’t then you will only be grateful later for what you HAD and by that time it will be too late to go back because that moment passed. Many of us can agree that we missed some of those friends we had at high school that no longer are with us, some of us lost those friends due to bad luck and some of us lost them due to being ungrateful for the friendship and effort they gave us to keeping the bond there in the first place.
Practice patient, say thanks for the meal someone cooked you, say you appreciate that someone looked out for you, say you are grateful you have the best parents ever. Regardless of how you turned out thank everyone who has made you who you are today because those people all chipped into building the character you have today. Feel grateful today and only you can start loving and enjoying life more than you are now, even others notice this and will begin to appreciate your gratitude as well.
Every time you wake up to the sun shining or the rain pouring down smile and enjoy it, appreciate it! Thanks for reading.