Having gratitude, it’s all about choices.
You have a choice to be grateful for what you have and happiness follows. Or you can choose to focus on what you’re lacking, who has wronged you, and what’s not going your way. And guess what? You’ll feel miserable. You may blame others, circumstances, or fate for your unhappiness. But at the end of the day it’s all about you and the choices you make. You choose happiness or misery.
It’s all about choices:
1) You can choose to be grateful for all that’s good in your life and be happy with what you have now (and be open to whatever new opportunities come along).
2) Or you can choose to focus on what could be better (money issues, career problems), who may have wronged you (ex boyfriends/girlfriends who cheated), or things that haven’t worked out yet (not yet having found true love) and feel miserable about it all.
How can you make sure you make the right choices throughout life?
One of the simplest ways to ensure you live a happy and fulfilled life is to focus on gratitude. Of course that’s easier said than done. You get upset when your friend stands you up on your lunch date and that’s okay. How you choose to move forward from here is what will make the difference.
You can choose to dwell on the slight you think your friend gave you. The more you think about it, the angrier you get. Instead of having lunch at the new restaurant you were looking forward to trying, you get back into your car, drive home and let it ruin your day. That’s a choice. Now let’s look at a different one.
You can choose not to let this small incident ruin what is otherwise a great day. You can choose to accept that your friend didn’t feel like going out today and that it has nothing to do with how much they care about you or their friendship with them. You can choose to find something else positive in this situation – like all of those extra calories from eating lunch at home instead of going out! You could even choose not to think about it at all and just let the whole thing go. You don’t have to accept a negative situation as the way things are and you certainly don’t have to let it ruin your day.
It can be better
But what if there was a way to make your day better? What if you could turn that frown upside down? And what if it didn’t take a lot of effort — just a little bit of gratitude.
Gratitude is choice. It’s a choice to look for the good in every situation and to focus on that good instead of dwelling on the negative. It’s an attitude adjustment that can change your entire outlook on life!
So how do you find gratitude in the midst of chaos? Try these tips:
1) Be grateful for your health, even if it means giving up chocolate for a week (yes, I did this… ). You may not be able to control everything else going on around you but you can control how much sugar goes into your body so why not start there?
2) Focus on something small that makes you happy every day. Maybe it’s having extra time with your kids or being able to go out and have fun with friends. Little things like this can help you feel better about life in general. 3) Make a list of all the things in your life that make it worth living, whether they’re big or small. Make sure you don’t leave anything out! 4) Keep a gratitude journal where you write down at least one thing each day that makes you happy. This helps keep things in perspective when things get tough because it shows how much there is to be grateful for!
Gratitude is a superpower. It’s a secret weapon that you can use to change your life and the lives of those around you. I’m not saying that gratitude is going to make all of your problems go away. But it can help you deal with them better.
By choosing gratitude, we can create a life of happiness and peace. Gratitude is a choice that we make every day to look for the good instead of focusing on what’s wrong in our lives. When we make this choice, we take control over our emotions, thoughts and actions — which leads to more happiness in our lives!
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