How Gratitude Affects You
Gratitude is the best attitude. It’s true. A life absent of gratefulness only leads to misery. They want more and feel entitled to it. The truth is, they’re not entitled to anything. Life can take anything away from you.
A grateful person will know that everything won’t go their way. Life has its ups and downs. Don’t have anything to be thankful for? You can at least be thankful for being born; because the chances are one out of 400 trillion.
Would you want to spend such a rare life desiring more? Rather than waste energy on what you want, enjoy what you already have. Write down at least three things that you’re grateful for and enjoy these benefits: 1
Patience means the ability to wait long bouts of time while remaining calm. Having said that, many people aren’t patient. A survey conducted by the Curious Bank found that more than half of all Americans hang up the phone when put on hold for a minute or less. Now, what does that reflect about us, as a country? This means we aren’t as grateful as we should be. That’s because you’d be thankful for what you have already. 2
How can you be negative when you have so much to be thankful for? It’s true, negativity is unavoidable, but it’s how you react to it that makes all the difference. Plus, every time you express gratitude, others will see it and will naturally be attracted to you. After all, who would want a friend that ruins their mood?
Self-esteem is how you feel and view yourself. For instance, someone with low self-esteem might believe that they’re ugly. On the flip side, one with higher self-esteem will view each problem as a chance to grow and learn. Those with high self-esteem also recognize their blessings.