Give Thanks in every area of your life on a continual basis. 1 Th. 5:18
Every single successful person will tell you that it is extremely important to be grateful for what you have in your life.
Some people struggle with this concept because they don’t believe they have anything to be grateful for. If you are broke or something tragic has recently happened in your family or you just got divorced etc. it can be a little difficult to see anything to be grateful for.
Gratitude has tremendous power, when you are genuinely grateful about something it puts you in a different frame of mind. You feel good, you feel happy for what it is you are grateful for. It puts a smile on your face.
When people say to me they have nothing to be grateful for I simply tell them they should be grateful for the fact that they are alive. Life itself should not be taken for granted.
The fact that you have the opportunity to grow, to change, to develop and succeed is more than enough to be grateful for and we all have those things so every single person already has something to be thankful for.
Be grateful for the present moment. Don’t try and define it as good or bad just be grateful that you are willing to experience this moment.
You are actually very lucky because in this moment right now there are a lot of people who are not able to experience it and there are also people for who this very exact moment, right now, this present moment is their last.
When you start being grateful for things it starts to open up your mind to other things that you can be grateful for and before you know it you have a whole list of things that you are grateful for and this puts you in a very positive space.
It is good practise to be grateful for every single day. Genuinely give thanks for every day. When you wake up in the morning give thanks for the good night’s sleep you just had and for the day that lies ahead.
When you go to bed say thank you for the day you just had and all the good things that were a part of it.