20 Sep 5 Big Things you Forgot to be Grateful for Today
Happiness is gratitude and to be grateful is to be happy.
This is a simple but crucial truth. And for those wanting more happiness then more gratitude can be found in the common, everday events and situations we sometimes overlook…
Albert Einstein famously declared that "there are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
This post is a friendly reminder to all those out there whose viewfinders of life have become smudged, preventing us from seeing all the miracles in life. There are many reasons to clean your viewfinders: gratitude improves health, happiness, spirituality, connection, relationships, self worth and simply gives life intense meaning. Why wait until you get bad news to revaluate and appreciate the good things in your life?
Here are a few things you may have forgotten to be grateful for today:
1. The magic of being human
You are lucky to be human. Not only are we blessed with many comforts, but we are also the only species that can contemplate our own spiritual development. To be able to ponder our existence and the mysteries of the universe is truly remarkable! You could have been born many things: an insect, a fish or a bird. Even though we humans endure hardships, the animal kingdom faces unimaginable suffering.
2. The kindness of the world.
Everywhere you look there is kindness. Before your next meal, stop and consider all the work and kindness that enabled you to enjoy this meal. Contemplate the mother who raised the farmer, the farmer who grew your food, and the truck driver who delivered it to your town. Take time to truly express gratitude for your food, shelter, water and luxuries. Without the kindness of others, you would not be enjoying any of these things…
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