What is gratitude? What does it mean to you? How do you express gratitude in life?
Gratitude is life. Gratitude means different things to different people. To some people, gratitude is just being alive. To others, it means enjoying what they have.
According to Melody Beattie, “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
Karl Barth said, “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.”
Celebrate what is working for you. It is a miracle to be alive today. If you are alive, you should celebrate your life. Don’t wait until tomorrow to appreciate your life. Start it today. People are not happy because they don’t appreciate their lives enough. They focus on what is not working, instead of celebrating what is working for them.
Don’t focus on what you don’t have. Celebrate what you have and what you don’t have. What you don’t have will come to you when you appreciate what you have. You must develop an attitude of gratitude. If you don’t appreciate what you have, how do you expect to receive more?
Develop an attitude of gratitude. The more you appreciate what you have, the more you will attract into your life. No matter what is going on in your life today, always appreciate what you have. Don’t focus on what is not working, focus on what is working. Henry Van Dyke said, “Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and look up at the stars.”
Keep a gratitude journal. It is important to keep a gratitude journal for reflection. When you keep a detailed record of what people have done for you, it helps you go through the difficult times in your life. It helps you focus on your life, on what is working, on how special you are, on how grateful you are for what you have. Writing down things help you remember the good and bad times in your life. To remember the good times, keep a gratitude journal.