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Feeling Thankful And Grateful For What You Have
Do you feel thankful for what you have? Do you appreciate the small things that you have in your life - things that might be a luxury to millions of others? Chances are you don't!! We always expect that much more for us, that we rarely feel thankful for the things we already have. We don't appreciate it. We take them for granted. It is a given, nothing to thank for or feel good about is the usual attitude. Instead, most of us focus on what we don't have. This seems a much easier thing for people to do, and of course, you find such people all the time around you. They are always complaining about the things they don't have and which they wish they had and so on and so forth. Yet, if you really were to dissect their lives, things are not as bad as they think it to be, or what they project it to be. They are no worse off than many around them, so the problem is really in their head. They feel miserable because they choose to feel miserable. I see no reason why they need to feel the way they do. There is a better approach!!
I, for example, feel thankful each day for what I have. I must add here that I am not a wealthy person by any stretch of the imagination. Most people would equate wealth with a feeling of contentment. Don't believe in that. I live a very modest life. I don't have many of the things that others might consider a necessity. I am happy and thankful because I've seen growth in my life; it might be modest growth but growth nevertheless. When people grow, they usually forget where they came from. I am not sure whether one needs to treat this as a natural consequence. I certainly don't. If a person knows and is conscious of his/her roots, where they came from, what their situation was prior, they'd always feel thankful and feel positive about the growth they've achieved.
Much too Busy to Reflect and Feel Thankful? Change That!!
We are much too busy in our daily lives to take the time to reflect. I believe one must find time for reflection every once in a while and really analyze their lives, honestly. Doing so would open your eyes to the many things you really do have in your life. You would then appreciate what you have and be thankful for it. If you still feel your life is the most miserable one of all, look around and see how millions of people live around the world. Many have to starve and stay on empty stomachs, do you have to? Many have to sleep in the open and be exposed to the harsh winters, without any proper clothing to protect themselves, do you have to?
Our lives are not really as bad as some of us make it out to be. Start looking at your life from a different perspective and you'd realize the countless blessings you have been blessed with. Feel thankful for them. You'd be a much happier person if you do and achieve more out of life by channeling your positive energies, instead of wallowing in a sea of negative energies.
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