How often do we give thanks for simple things such as fresh air, the ability to move, or having food on our plate? The potency of gratitude gives the ability to appreciate little things in life. An outstanding Oprah said that to tie shoes by yourself is a great gift. We rush from one point to another, forgetting what is most important: our lives.
We have a wish and ability to stop, look around, and give thanks to everybody and everything. It does not matter what it is. Just a feeling that we have the precious gift to live here, learn and help each other as much as possible, to love all living beings, prepares us to be grateful for everything.
Benefits of Being Grateful
You would ask why we need to be grateful when our neighbor has a fancy car and an enormous mansion. Sometimes we can be unhappy when rainy days do not stop. Our vacation time is spoiled because we do not have enough money to go somewhere where is a warm climate.
The Potency of Gratitude
Being grateful means that we can be happy with everything that we have now. We do not care about our surroundings, such as comparing colleagues or neighbors. We live our lives and care about our goals and dreams. They are unique to us because they are ours. We can focus because we know in which direction we go. Our attention is not divided. It serves just for us. Gratitude for everything gives us peace of mind. It creates positive thoughts.
As you know, positivity attracts other positive things such as people or circumstances. We are relaxed when we are thankful. Our bodies and minds are in complete harmony because there is no tension between us.
Have a Right Attitude
Feeling lack or being jealous makes us tense and sensitive. I think you would like to smile more and reflect on your life and how to achieve or improve things than analyzing why my neighbor drives Ferrari. If you want it, you can make it. Work more, save more or leave for one day and see how you like it driving this car. Here is just an example.
Gratitude gives us freedom and peace of mind. We, being grateful, spread positive energy around us. At the same time, it attracts more valuable things in our lives. Why? We create space with our positive thinking around us, where we are ready for more practical things in our lives. If something happens, shrug it off as Earl Nightingale told in Strangest Secret and move forward.
Practice to Be Grateful
It is excellent to remind ourselves of what we are grateful for every day. Maybe there are small things, but they make our lives better or more balanced. If you can have a friend or parents who support you is excellent. If not, such a place as the library can be a perfect shelter from negativity. You can find supportive librarians and books, which can be your source of knowledge forever. Parks or dog shelters can give us the ability to relax and enjoy the company of four-legged friends. If something happens, it is good to remind that it is temporary and will pass sooner or later. This habit, such as being grateful, will make a difference in our lives, such as peace and balance for our bodies and minds. It will improve our relationships with people. We will see more harmonious things and events in our lives. The potency of gratitude can open doors to peaceful living.