Family. Friends. Love. Health. Freedom from war and natural disaster. Imagination. Community. A roof over our heads. Common decency. Hope. Opportunity. Memories. Financial stability. Favorite places. Days off work. Good weather. The golden age of television. Books. Music. Ice cream. Weekends. A friendly exchange. Something good that happened today. Something bad that didn't happen today. A good cup of coffee.
I asked my friends about what makes them happy and these many happy moments are listed. I think most people can find some resonance in the heart from these little things in life.
Thankfulness, gratitude, and gratefulness. It’s a characteristic, a personality trait, and a way of living. Research has shown that people who live with an attitude of gratitude can live longer, sleep better, and have increased productivity and happier lives.
It’s not only about the belief or kindness; it’s about your attitude towards life itself, whether you want to offer a hand to others even if you were treated badly, and how peaceful the light in your eyes is when looking at families, friends and strangers.
Only thankful people know how much they’ll gain when being thankful. If you have not tried yet, your next moment is your best chance.
Always pay attention to small things, and express your thankfulness by choice. You choose to be grateful, notice the small help people offer you, and say thank you and smile at them. When they smile back at you, you’ll find out just how beautiful the world is when you are being kind.
Let me end this post by a quotation of Skip Prichard: “When you appreciate the insignificant, you attract the significant.”