Gratitude is virtue that can be developed with practice. It is important to develop an attitude of gratitude to attain bliss and true inner transformation. No matter how little you have in life, it is important to be grateful for it because there is an infinite power and magic in gratitude.
Every single day in life opens unlimited opportunities to be grateful in life. There may be special moments in life when you feel totally grateful to people around you. There may be casual moments in your daily life when a stranger offers you a seat in a bus or train and you feel grateful. At time, we forget to thank people for their good deeds or thoughts. Today most people tend to take things for granted. Gratitude is a positive attitude that needs to be cultivated right from the childhood. Being grateful for small things in life helps you to appreciate life in a broader perspective.
How to Practice Gratitude?
Be thankful for little gestures and thoughts: Practicing gratitude or thankfulness is not an overwhelming task. Good thoughts and deeds act like a boomerang- it comes back to the person who throws it. Positive thoughts and deeds are quite similar to boomerangs. Show gratitude for little things in life- a small favor, a small letter, a flower or even a smile.
Gratitude in conflicts: Practice gratitude by seeking goodness in conflicts or negative situations. It may not be easy but there is always something good hidden beneath negative situations in life. It can be unobvious but it is the truth.
Gratitude in advance: Be thankful for experiences in advance which can lead to a powerful vibration shift that releases positive energies around you.
There are many ways to practice gratitude. Most people keep a gratitude journal and write down the things that they are grateful for in life. It may be of trivial importance but it makes a huge difference in your perspective towards life.
So every time you feel downtrodden remember the saying “I had blues because I had no shoes, until upon the street I met a man who had no feet.”