Gratitude is a Key to Happiness

Have you ever said thanks to god for anything? How was the feeling?

We feel much fulfilled while we say thank you because this makes us feel that we got something we needed. It also makes opposite person feel that what he or she gave to us is valuable.

God gave us this wonderful life and we should be thankful for the same. We pray to god for the things we want but we never say thanks for what we already have. Even if we say thanks it would be only once or twice. God gave us many gifts which we enjoy every day so we should be thankful every day.

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

Think this way how will you feel when in a train you give your birth to someone standing and that person without saying thanks sits on your place. You will definitely feel bad that you gave your valuable place to someone who didn’t value it. I am not saying god will feel bad if you won’t say thanks but I am saying that you will feel good if you say thanks.

If you want to be happy then you have to release all your negative thinking by replacing it with positive thinking. Gratitude will remove all negative energy from your mind because you will start focusing on things you have instead of what you don’t have.

“Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” – Joseph Wood Krutch

All the self help author suggest you to practice gratitude daily and I am no exception to that. Gratitude is the first thing I do in the morning. I say thanks to god for my life, health, my wife, my parents, my friends, knowledge, strength, opportunities and many more things. I feel fulfilled while practicing Gratitude. I feel like I am the luckiest guy in the world that I have many reasons to celebrate every day of my life. Gratitude also helps me to focus on my goals. It makes me realize that if I can achieve what I have then I can definitely achieve my other goals. It gives me amazing confidence. Gratitude actually prepares you to fight against all the odds and makes you happy.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

You can prepare your gratitude journal where you can write things for which you are thankful. Every day you can add your list. It is not that we should be thankful for big things or events in our life. Small things or events also give you immense happiness. I say thank you even when I get a place in a bus or train. I also write everyday in my gratitude journal. I have also kept reminders in my mobile which rings at every three hours and I start thinking of events or things or people I am thankful for. Promise yourself that you will think of five things you feel gratitude for and I guarantee that you will find ten things.

Start Gratitude today, say thanks to god, to universe and even to your parents. In search of things we don’t have with us we forget to enjoy things we have with us.

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

At the end I want to dedicate a poem from an unknown author.

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.

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Dream Like a Kid

We all have our dreams. Many follow them and many forget them. We know from inside that we get immense happiness when we achieve our dreams but in our day to day life we don’t give attention to our dreams and they get lost somewhere deep in our mind. We even start accepting that we should not dream.

Do you know why we forget our dream? Because we always think of how much time, money and efforts will require achieving them. Do you know the difference between how a child dream and how a mature person dream? A child always enjoys the end result of it and we as a mature person always think of the effort require in the starting. When we were kids we also did the same way but as we grew we forget to dream and got busy and day to day life.

Have you ever read the stories of successful people? You will find that they all had a dream. Dream of success, Dream of fame, Dream of money, Dream of moving the world, they all had first in mind what they want. We have two worlds, one is inside world and other is outside world. We need to work on our inside world to get result in outside world.

So start dreaming like a kid. Find out your forgotten dreams. It may be owning business or becoming a film star or it may be just learning guitar. Dreaming is your first step to a successful and happy life.

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Life is a Journey

Life is a Journey where path is more important than destination.

Many times we read or listen that life is wonderful but hardly we feel about it. What is life after all and how should we live it. Life is a period between your first breath and your last breath. You don’t have control on your birth and death but you do have control of your life.

We are only responsible of  how we are spending our life. On the path of life there are many left and right turns. Its upon us which turn do we take and we are only responsible for where do we end up. Please remember that there will be ways which will make our life wonderful.

Life is very beautiful, it is just that we need eyes to see it and heart to feel it. In today’s world we don’t even have time to ask our self ” Am I Happy?” Ask this question to yourself and see what answer you get. The main reason is that we have forgotten how to live life. God made human as a beautiful source of life among all others. Even tree, plants, animals also have life. But god gave human much more but we didn’t value them. How many of us thank god in the morning for the life.

Till the time we feel that something is valuable for us, we wont be able to give importance to it.  Today we value objective things more than our life and forget that those objects are only to make our life better. We work hard to earn money and we spend those money for our health which we lost due to hard working.

Life is beautiful if its not then make it. Its your birth right to make your life wonderful. Lets promise our self today that we will live like it is supposed to be and will make this world a better place to live.

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