Thanksgiving should be a daily affair -Gratitude must be part of your Attitude

Thanksgiving should be a daily affair

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them – John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States.

Appreciating someone or feeling grateful to others can significantly improve your happiness in your daily life and transform your emotional outlook.  By showing gratitude, you embrace positive elements of determination, enthusiasm, energy, and attentiveness. An attitude of gratitude is one of the important contributors to a contented life and most powerful way to enhance satisfaction and inner happiness.

Be Gracious and Thankful

It is quite natural to be accepted and appreciated. Saying a little “thank you” to the people around you can give them an impression of recognition and acknowledgment. It makes them feel proud of their efforts. Attitude of gratitude is mostly about your ability to notice positive traits in others. You can build determination in others, improve their efficiency, encourage innovation, and promote positive relationships by emphasizing feelings of gratitude.

Gratitude can help in developing your sense of self-respect and self-esteem. It motivates you to appreciate all the amazing facets of life and create a steady balance of peace, harmony, and happiness. Adverse situations and difficulties in life present opportunities to grow and develop you as a strong person. You have immense potential to convert adversities to blessings by adopting a positive attitude and thankful behavior.  Gratitude maintains and strengthens your relationship with God and other fellow beings.

Appreciate what you have and Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an occasion when everyone gathers with their family, relatives, and friends to celebrate with joy and express their appreciation and thankfulness. It brings people together, close to each other, and creates strong bonds among them.

Much like any other festival, Thanksgiving also has a related history. It is celebrated to appreciate all that you have. However, it appears as if the only purpose of Thanksgiving is to eat turkey, avail bargains for Christmas shopping, and relax. Thanksgiving has much more to offer. When celebrating Thanksgiving, you should adopt an attitude of gratitude for every little blessing that you usually take for granted. It is an opportunity to appreciate your family, personal life, work, health, and other relations. This festival provides you a chance to acquire a contented and gratifying lifestyle.

In today’s world, pessimism overpowers optimism. Amidst the celebrations of festivals, you forget all your tensions and worries. Festivals give you a break from your pessimistic feelings and create an emotional balance. In order to enjoy a contented and satisfied life, you should visualize every single day as a festival. Do not wait for Thanksgiving to appreciate your blessings and people around you.

Express your Gratitude and be Grateful

Some people are inherently more positive, hopeful, and optimistic than others. Even the most cynical and pessimistic people can develop a positive and satisfied attitude with constant practice. If you feel that someone has done something nice for you, you should never hesitate to instantly thank him/her. When you show the attitude of gratitude, you actually share your joy with people around you. It does not only make you feel good, but also gives a certain level of confidence to others.

Make gratitude as part of your attitude: Developing the attitude of gratitude requires you to observe little things. When you are able to appreciate minor blessings, you can achieve great levels of happiness and satisfaction. It is never too difficult to be thankful for a little smile, small gift, or minor compliment.

Always say Thank you, it Matters: You easily ignore a majority of positive things in your life only because you are used to them. You are able to realize their significance only when you lose them. Do not falter to appreciate something before it is too late.

Count your blessings: A simple act of considering positive aspects of life can make a huge difference. For example, you are blessed with human life and grateful for waking up every morning, having caring spouse, wonderful parents, adorable kids, and have shelter to live comfortably etc. If you start counting things that you are grateful, you will be amazed to learn that it is very big. You easily ignore a majority of positive things in your life only because you are used to them. You are able to realize their significance only when you lose them. Do not falter to appreciate something before it is too late.  Being grateful instills positive thoughts in the mind and you can have an entirely different perspective of your life only if you learn to count your blessings, notice minute joys, and acknowledge everything that you have.  If you have an attitude of gratitude, you can treasure your life, family, profession, and relations. Don’t compare yourself with others instead content with what you have got and thankful to God. Comparing yourself with others can affect your contentment and self-esteem.

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving.

About the Author

Rakesh is Founder of Five Global Values www.fiveglobalvalues.com). Passionately determined to uncover the mystery of human behavior, Rakesh has created a peaceful world full of love and happiness through his work.
In his book “Adventures of the Tornado Kid”, Rakesh utilized his experiences and vast research on human behavior and values to create an intimate observation of the lives of two children with opposing upbringings. He shares crucial techniques to help all of us impart basic human values among today’s youth.

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