Updated: Jul 24
1: Gratitude can be found in the simplest of gestures. Such as saying hello to a stranger as you hold the door open for them. Giving a compliment to someone based on something you truly do like about them. (Clothes, hair, shoes, even their smile.) Even walking the old lady across the street.
I have heard that in today's world if you do some of these or other kind gestures you might be shamed, teased, or even physically assaulted. I do agree that today's society is more wrapped up in themselves and kindness can be seen as a weakness, but I will also say that I see a whole lot of great, kind, and beautiful people doing the most amazing things for others. Even complete Strangers.
So, the next time you're having a bad day find a stranger and do something nice for them, even if they don't appreciate it at least you will know you sent a little gratitude their way. That my friends will always make for a better day.
2: Gratitude helps improve your psychological health by reducing most of the toxic emotions we deal with every day. Such as envy, resentment, regret, and frustration.
The brain can only concentrate on one emotion at a time. (Positive or negative)
Imagine the next time something pisses you off or stresses you out, you can overcome those emotions faster than you ever thought possible simply by finding gratitude in the moment instead of the negative event that is happening. Life is completely made up of choices. I choose to find happiness, joy, and gratitude. What emotion are you choosing?
3: Gratitude helps you sleep more soundly and peacefully. Start doing a gratitude journal and write in it at least once a day. I usually recommend twice a day. Once in the morning and again before bed.
Our mind can be most active right before our internal clock tells us it's time to go to sleep. That activity usually consists of the day's mishaps and negativity. I like to think of my journal as a concentrated gratitude and positivity journal. If I look at the day through a positive mindset and write down what I am truly grateful for from the day, my mind can be relaxed and more accepting of sleep.
Gratitude is one of the most overlooked and underused tools we have at our disposal every day. It doesn't cost any money. It won't disagree with you, even on the worst days. It will give more back to you then you can ever give to it.
Gratitude is a gift that is waiting to be opened and used every moment of every day.
Time to start living your life to the fullest and it starts with GRATITUDE.