Being grateful is an emotion that comes easier for some people than it does for others. There are individuals who are grateful for everything that they have and who appreciate even the smallest things in life, while others do not understand the concept of being grateful at all. Looking at the positives in life and being grateful for even small blessings can help you live a richer and more rewarding life, one that is filled with joy and contentment regardless of your material possessions. Remember what you have, and be grateful that things are not worse.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
It's easy to complain about our life, about how everything is chaotic around us, about the rise of crimes, homeless and poverty. If each one of us starts looking at the people that are trying to make a difference then we will start seeing good instead of only seeing the bad in this world. The more we see good around us, and we pay attention to someone who is doing a kind gesture, the more we become positive and hopeful about the present and the future. For example, someone opening the door to a mom who is pushing a stroller, or see that driver in front of you giving to a homeless, or reading about a story of a CEO of a company that sold everything to go and help African kids, or a guy buying flowers for his lady. All those small or big actions makes a difference in people's lives. The more our eyes are open, the more we will become inspired, energized and start doing the same.