Giving thanks and being thankful
Being truly grateful for what you have is not an easy task.
We are a species that lives to aspire for more and complain about unmet expectations. We set the bar way too high only to feel frustrated when we fail to reach it. Admit it, you do this too, or have done it at some point of your life.
Gratitude is an art that needs to be exercised and perfected, with practice, concentration, and, most of all, by wanting to do it.
If you decide to be unhappy nothing will ever be good enough, but if you decide to be thankful even a little bit can bring joy to your life.
I’m not saying you should settle, since ambition is one great virtue as well, but you mustn’t let your future aspirations tarnish the present blessings.
So here I’d like to share a few inspirational quotes for you:
- I’m not where I want to be but I’m not where I used to be
- I endured hardships and they have made me stronger and wiser
- Thank you to all the people who didn’t love me, because you left open space for better people to step in
- Once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.
- Let us give thanks for our shadows for they are there in the first place because of the presence of light.
- To appreciate pleasure, someone had to experience pain; to appreciate joy, some had to experience sorrow; to appreciate love, some had to experience heartache; to appreciate freedom, some had to experience fear.
- If you want to know how fortunate you are, visit three places: the slum, the hospital, and the cemetery.
- Be grateful for the dirty dishes, because you had a meal. Be grateful for the messy house, because you have stuff to lie around. Be grateful for the noise, because you have a family. Be grateful for getting up early, because you have a job.
I could go on forever!
There is always, always, always something to be grateful for!