Gratitude or thankfulness are the synonym derived from the Latin word gratus ‘pleasing positive ‘, is a feeling of appreciation and positive response shown by us to our friends, family and nature. There should be no specific season for showing gratitude towards the immense gift God has showered and still we find it hard to overcome from our own inner conscious to share joy of being grateful for the things other have done unto us.
“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I would like to express my thanks; I got sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night “
– Irving Berlin.
I understand that it is really difficult to not to feel grateful when the life seems to be tearing apart. There are many studies which have shown that showing a bit of thankfulness daily can increase the happiness level and decrease depression. Being grateful does not demand much ; you can be grateful that you have a loving partner , good health , a satisfying job, food on your table , roof above your head or for the teacher who teaches you and the janitor who keeps you’re surrounding clean. Always remember, “It’s not the happy people who are grateful; it’s the grateful people who are happy “.
Showing appreciation is a wonderful thing, it makes what is excellent in other belong to us as well. Attitude of gratitude is the regular habit to show appreciation for all aspect of your life, no matter how big or small. When you are peaceful within and grateful outside, you find more ways of broadcasting the happy rays with others.
Gratitude is also refer as a state of mind and by continuous practice of showing appreciation and respect, we can tap into reservoir of unlimited positive energy. Being grateful happen in two ways. The first is to realize that there is good in the world and good have fallen upon us .The second is that the goodness is coming from something other than us. As stated above this could be our family, our friends, nature and even God.
How to develop the attitude of gratitude –
When we train ourselves to look at life through the lens of gratitude rather than disappointment, we find ourselves happier and more at peace. There is so much to be grateful for if we just learn to look for it.