Gratitude Journal keeps the records of all the good things happening around you, and you are grateful for it. It is like making a day worth living for. A gratitude journal can be a diary, notebook, or collection of pieces of paper. You can start by writing down the things you are thankful for. By daily writing down the entries, one inculcates the habit of gratitude. It helps in looking for a positive side rather than thinking about negative thoughts. It also helps you to change the view towards life.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
― Melody Beattie
When you bring gratitude, all your life troubles will fade away slowly. Through gratitude, you are showing yourself a way to come out of troubles and perils.
Don’t believe me?
Gratitude is about appreciating what you have.
Devastated by problems? You still have yourself. Lost all the money? You still have confidence and courage in you to earn it. Worrying about what would happen? You have your ‘today’ to set things tomorrow. Look for a silver lining and keep appreciating your life.
Life blooms around you when you appreciate what it gives to you. Pause your life for a moment and see the blessing it has showered. Do it often.
Look around and you can see how grateful our life is. When compared to those who are still trying to climb, be grateful that you are having a firm grip.
Send your thanks out for everything life gives you. Appreciate life for all the troubles it caused you. Without that, you could still stay in a corner and not know what life actually is.
Celebrate your life with gratitude. Appreciate little things in your life. If you appreciate and accept what you have with content, life gives you more.
Most of the people we meet in our life or those who we come across may or may not be as privileged as you.
The least we could do in life is to show gratitude for everything that we are having today.
Let’s stop complaining about things we don’t have. Let’s start appreciating what we have.
“What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it, would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.”
~ Ralph Marston
Experience life with gratitude! You will end up having more. What seemed less will now become enough for you.
True blessings will come pouring in when you appreciate little things in life.
Look at less fortunate people. You have everything that they only have it as a dream. It’s easy to say ‘life is not fair’, ‘I don’t have enough’ or ‘I don’t get enough’. What’s difficult is to look back and appreciate the blessings we have.
When you want success, inspired by such people. When you want happiness in life, look at those who don’t have privileges like you and appreciate life.
If I appreciate what I already have, I end up feeling content, satisfied and enough.
What is appreciating life? It’s not a big task. Appreciating life is simple. To wake up in the morning as you are is a blessing. The food on your table, the place for you to stay, clothes you have, is a blessing. There are people who don’t have even these basic necessities in life. Think about people who support you, a job that supports you, and the luxury you have in pursuing your dreams. These are things that you need to appreciate in your life. Few have this. Few cannot enjoy it even if they have it.
Take this quote as a practical example to live your life to the fullest.