To be grateful lets you feel good about yourself. You become kinder, less self-centered, more appealing as an individual as well as more resilient.
Wait-you have nothing to be grateful for you say?
Do you have a job? Be grateful for that and the paycheck along with it. Don’t you like your job? You can change it at any time.
Do you have a car? Be grateful you can drive to work and back home. No car? Be grateful for buses, taxis, Uber, Lyft, and friends willing to take you where you want to go.
Do you eat every day? Be grateful that you have the resources and intelligence to put food into your body and stay healthy.
What is gratitude?
‘Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.’ (dictionary)
Gratitude, especially if noted at least once per week if not every day, will continue to make you even more appreciative and pleasant to be around.
If you are ready willing and able to feel even more gratitude in your life, keep a Gratitude Journal, or maybe even a notebook.
Just write what you are grateful for at least once per week.
As well how being grateful makes you feel.
This list of what you are grateful for will help in times of stress and strain. All you have to do is check out your notes to be uplifted a bit.
And in dismal times, most anything positive will help. Let gratitude help you even more.