We live in a world of instant gratitude. We want everything right now. Technology has only made it worse. You can get almost anything, anytime. So, is it any surprise that when we don’t get what we want when we want it we get upset? It’s easy to focus on what we don’t have instead of what we do have.
No matter how much money you have, where you live, or what your problems are, there is always something to be grateful for. Take a look at the world around you. People are out of work and living on the street. Countries across the world are in shambles. Families have been separated at the border of our own country.
Gratitude is so easy to put into practice. One of my favorite ways to do this is by writing down something that made me happy, my favorite part of the day, or a memory on a Post-It note every day. (More about this on my social media feeds later this week!) Some people keep a gratitude journal.
Find a way to put gratitude into your daily practice and take a few minutes to notice how you feel. You may find a new appreciation for what you have, and it could literally change your attitude. Instead of wishing you had something you didn’t, focus on the many blessings you have. You may find yourself in a better mood for no reason at all.
There’s always something to be grateful for-especially for yourself.
Coming soon: 30-day gratitude challenge!