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Why You Should be More Grateful

Despite its many benefits, gratitude is hard to cultivate.

Posted Mar 01, 2015

Gratitude never came easily to us , and is a diminishing virtue in modern times. In our consumerist society, we tend to focus on what we lack, or on what other people have that we do not, whereas gratitude is the feeling of appreciation for what we already have. More than that, it is the recognition that the good in our life may have come from somone we met or somone in our life, something that is outside us, and outside our control—be it other people, nature, or a higher power—and that owes little or nothing to us. Gratitude is not a technique or a stratagem, but a complex and refined moral disposition. It has poetically been defined as ‘the memory of the heart’ (Jean Massieu) and ‘the moral memory of mankind’ (Georg Simmel).

Studies have linked gratitude with increased satisfaction, motivation, and energy; better sleep and health; and reduced stress and sadness. Grateful people are much more engaged with their environment, leading to greater personal growth and self-acceptance, and stronger feelings of purpose, meaning, and specialness

We all should be grateful for, for gratitude itself is a virtue.

1. Your Life

No matter how you think it is, it is a gift. So many individuals don’t get a chance to make it as far as you did.

Disease, poverty, famines, and droughts claim thousands of lives each year, but you were lucky.
You got to live, to survive, to exist and to be able to dream You got experince a new life a new country.
Be grateful for your life. For the people that gave, pushed, helped, advised, pursued, waited and taught you to be where you are today
without them your life today may be much different today !

2. Your Situation

Wherever you are, if you’re reading this you are already in a better situation than the hundreds of millions of individuals who are struggling to have two square meals a day. Be grateful for your situation.
For those people that changed your life. Grateful for the person you became today.
For without them in your life today maybe you be in a much different place.

Someone came along and changed your life

"Where would you be today, if not for me:"

Why - Your Ex

I am grateful for my ex for so many things. I’m grateful for all the memories, I’m grateful for the lessons, I’m grateful for the person who came along and changed my life; pushed, helped, advised, pursued, waited and taught
That I will never, ever be the person I am today or where I am becuase of what they did . I’m grateful for that person showing me how strong I am.

There were so many things taught me so many things that i used to move on
( taught me to drive, ride a bike , go to the stores, speak up , not be so shy, pushed me to get my first job
, to swim and so much more. )
I would not be in this country a citizen and have the wonderful kids i have today if not for that person

I turned out amazing because I learnt to love someone again without losing myself. I lost and found myself. I turned out amazing because I don’t hold onto my hurt and I’m not jaded. Because I forgive. I’m amazing because I am the strongest person I know.