Being grateful can truly change you from the inside out.
A few years ago I could not even find one reason to be grateful.
The way I saw things was that when something good happens in my life I will be grateful.
If you understand how gratitude works.
You will know that being grateful after something good happened in your life is not the way to happiness!
The more you appreciate something and show gratitude the more your life will change.
The moment you start using gratitude you will see that you complain less and start appreciating how lucky you are every day.
If you feel you are not so lucky… sit and think a bit about the people that are
no internet or computer to read this article?
There are many little blessings that make life worthwhile.
Appreciating the little things will help you develop
a grateful heart and increase the joy of your blessings tremendously.
1. LIFE ITSELF.
If you’re reading this, then you woke up
this morning, you’re breathing, and you’re
alive. It’s a blessing that mustn’t be taken
Why should you wait until something
happens to begin appreciating the
precious gift of good health? This is truly
a blessing to give thanks for.
Your children, spouse, grandchildren,
parents, siblings, and relatives are gifts to
be honored and treasured.
4. YOUR SENSES.
Can you imagine a life without the
wonders of hearing, touch, sight, taste,
and smell? Even losing one of these
senses is a heartache. Combined, they fill
our lives with… life!
While we sometimes fuss and wish we
didn’t have to go to work, the blessing of a
job to provide for our family is something
to be grateful for, especially in these
Think of the joy of walking outside and
letting the sun kiss your face… can you
feel its warmth?
Although it seldom comes at what we
consider the “right” time, rain is so
necessary to our very survival. Thank
goodness we have it – and thank
goodness we don’t have it every day!
So many in the world don’t have enough
to eat. What a blessing it has food on
the table each day!
9. LOVING RELATIONSHIPS.
The old song says, “Love makes the
world go ‘round.” How true it is! Be
thankful for the life-giving love in your life.
Friends are the family we choose to love.
And how wonderful they are!
A loving touch can remove sadness, uplift
a spirit and heal a heartache. This is a
treasure to be truly enjoyed.
The freedom to live and breathe and think
your own thoughts is one of the greatest
joys in the world.
It doesn’t have to be large or even
impressive, but a home filled with love
and laughter is a comfort for the soul.
Give thanks for yours!
Many people under-estimate the value of
education, but those who’ve acquired it
know what a blessing it is.
Only when faced with the opposite can
we truly appreciate the kindness we’re
shown by others.
16. THE FUTURE.
Hope for the future is what gives us
strength for the day. Be thankful for what
the future may hold.
While we certainly don’t want to dwell in
the past, an occasional visit down
Memory Lane can be a good thing.
There seldom seems to be enough
laughter in our lives, so enjoy it where you
find it and give thanks that it touched your
The unconditional love of a pet is truly a
gift to be celebrated. Give thanks for your
pet’s short memory and loving affection.
Truth is hard to come by in the world we
live in. That’s why it’s such a blessing
when we find it.
Whether it’s reading, crafting,
woodworking, skydiving, or fishing, our
hobbies and pastimes are often the most
enjoyable time of our day. They’re
certainly worthy of much gratitude.
The trees rustling in the breeze, a gentle
stream, squirrels and rabbits scurrying
around the yard. Give thanks for the
beauty and comfort that nature brings.
What a boring world this would be
without color! Reds, blues, greens,
yellows… even black and white make the
world visually attractive and interesting.
The beautiful sounds and tones in music
have an almost mystical, supernatural
effect on us. Think about how your
favorite songs make you feel – that’s
something to be thankful for!
While we may never enjoy them,
misadventures strengthen us and redirect
us to where we’re meant to be.
To make it easier for you I have made a little slideshow that you can use every day to remind you of the reasons you can be grateful and why. Look at each day and let it really sink in.
The more you use it the better you will feel.
It is sometimes the little things that money can’t buy that we don’t even see.
We don’t realize how being grateful for small things can change our lives.
Here I have added the little slide show that you can use daily.
When we practice gratitude it changes our world from the inside out.
And that is the secret about gratitude.
The more we give gratitude attention in our life the more we will have to be grateful.