When we realize the power of gratitude, we recognize the abundance we already have in our lives- our family, our relations, and this empowers us to see more beautiful dreams, good in others, and hope for the best.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll have more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough.”
But sometimes, more than often, people take things for granted. However, in the hardest & the most difficult times, we understand & value these connections as they are the only support and good in our life that we can identify then. Having a family’s love and support is the most precious gift than anything we can ask for; they are the foundation of our very life. So, let’s take the time to recognize it and appreciate the good in our lives.
Choose to see good – Finding the good in everyday life.
Being thankful for our comfort & blessings, we cultivate a grateful attitude, which helps us assess our real needs and guide us to think about the needs of others.
So, how can you become more thankful?
Be thankful for family
They are everything. They stand with you in sickness and bad times and will always do so.
So, let’s be thankful and see all the good we have in our family.
Be thankful for comfort, conveniences, facilities
Let’s appreciate the beauty of all the comfort & facilities we have in our lives. Like having air conditioning in blasting heat or having an education at the top university, afford vacations and delicious food, etc.
If we truly understand the scope of material conveniences, we can recognize the blessings, cultivating a thankful attitude.
Be thankful for hope
What gives you hope? We should be thankful and see the good in all we have beyond ourselves. People have different religions and different sources of hope, but we should all find something bigger than ourselves.
Being thankful transforms you
Many research studies state that being grateful boosts an individual’s happiness. A thankful person feels more contentment and joy and thinks about the well-being of others.
Seeing the good and being thankful for what you have right now can transform you, and it changes your perspective & feel more satisfied. This leads you to complain less and appreciate more, improving relations in life.
Identify & assess what makes you feel thankful?
The following prompts will help you to look beyond the obvious into some other things to be thankful for:
- What were the best memories of last year?
- What are three good decisions you have promised this year?
- What is that one thing that makes your life easier?
- What do you like the most about your work?
- How are you able to help or give to others?
- Which tradition are you thankful for in your life?
- Which personality trait in you do you like the most?
- How does your family make your life richer?
- What is something that you had today which been missing a year ago?
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