Synonyms: Thankfulness, Indebtedness, Appreciation, Acknowledgement
Gratitude is a way of life. The moment you start to be grateful for who you are and for what you have, you start living. Show me a happy man; he is surely a grateful man. Therefore, the bedrock of happiness is gratitude. The Latin word ‘gratus’ means pleasing or thankful, hence being grateful is indeed pleasing.
Making gratitude a way of life is imperative, if you will like to live a fulfilled life. It is when you are grateful for who you currently are, that is when you can grow to the next level. Develop the tradition of writing down five basic things you are grateful for daily, fill up your mind with positive images of why you are grateful and you will be amazed about how dramatic your life will turn around for good. The difference between happy and unhappy people is their level of gratitude. Basic things that you take for granted are worth being thankful for…. family, water, weekends, your parents, pets, learning from mistakes, sunshine, books, tears, vaccines, freedom etc. Learn to be pleased with yourself by making gratitude a way of life.
This is my power word for today; gratitude, be appreciative always.