Hi guys! My fiance had two weeks off work so we went on a little trip to the sea with our baby girl. Hence why there were no posts in the meantime. However, while we were away I had a lot of time to think about the things I’m thankful and grateful for.
Nowadays, majority of the people have access to social media and as we all know, people on social media always try to present their best selves and their best days. Getting sucked into this “perfection whirlwind” makes gratefulness something that doesn’t come easily. And how would it?
Whenever you log into your account you see people travelling, buying new clothes, new make-up, new cars, having the best days with their friends, eating delicious food and never showing anything bad. Often, envy takes place and we are left feeling sad and unmotivated once we’ve logged out.
On the other hand, it doesn’t have to be like that. Such things should make us grateful. Let’s say you want to achieve something like being able to travel the world. By changing your mindset to saying “I am grateful for this challenge upon me” you’ll see the beauty in working hard for something you want.
There Is Nothing Too Small
There is nothing too small for you to be grateful for. While we were on our trip, each day I was so grateful for the little things. The sand between my toes, the smell of sea salt in the air, the breeze, the way sun rays reflected on the sea surface, the fish we saw, the snorkeling, I could go on… All of this made me very happy in return and I was happy to share my happiness with my little family! How extremely cheesy is that? Haha!
This post isn’t about me gloating or telling you off, it’s simply something you can read and realise there is so much for us to be grateful for each day. A long, long time ago I remember stumbling upon this Awesome Blog (and it’s still one of my favourites to come back to).
Basically, it’s a blog about awesome things. 1000 awesome things to be precise! You can read one awesome thing a day or simply scroll down and read as much as you want in a day. Don’t say I didn’t warn you – but it will make you HAPPY!
For most people being present is the hardest part and I understand that. Your mind is a forever busy bee. Even when you’re doing something (like being at work, or at a gym) you’re probably thinking of something else. Something that you need to do later or something from the past is troubling you.
By being present and more aware your gratitude practice will grow, slowly and steadily. Let’s take the work situation for example. When you’re at work, be grateful that you have a job. Grateful that you can earn money, provide for your family or yourself. Show gratitude for the situation where each day you can show how you’re the best at what you do. Be grateful for your colleagues and the stories you can share.
Gratitude Attracts More Things To Be Grateful For
It’s a well-known fact that positive thoughts attract positive things. So the more you are in a state of gratitude, the more you’ll attract things to be grateful for. If each day you’re grateful for everything you already have, you’ll end up having more. On the other hand, if you constantly focus on what you don’t have, what you wish you had, you’ll never have enough.
Just think about how you feel when you’re complaining about something. You feel miserable, like you have all the bad luck in the world. That type of thinking will only bring more bad feelings and thoughts. So the next time life gives you every reason to be negative, think of one good reason to be positive. Just one. I know you can do that because there is always something to be grateful for!
You Can’t Have a Rainbow Without a Little Rain
Being grateful will always make you happy because it’s nearly impossible to appreciate something and frown about it at the same time. However, bad days are inevitable and bad things happen to everyone. It’s up to us how we’ll react.
We can either accept the bad things and learn from them or forever be angry and resentful. Gratitude comes with everything we can learn from. Whether that be a person or a situation.
Wrapping It Up…
Living in the fast lane we tend to neglect many basic rules of gratitude and forget their powerful effect. Writing this post made me happy and I hope you take the best of it with you. Let me know in the comments what are you grateful for today!
Let’s practice gratitude each day and stay patient for what’s yet to come,