Some people think the path to happiness is in material things, in money, in relationships, family, etc but psychologists have scientifically proven that one of the greatest contributing factors to overall happiness in our life is how much gratitude we show.
Think about it for a second…
When we are facing the toughest challenge in life or when nothing in our life is going as planned, we often catch ourselves focusing on the problem – on what is going on. Suddenly, we feel like a raging sea has overtaken us and we become exhausted, anxious, demotivated, beaten… But if we take a second to overlook the problems we are facing and express gratitude for what we already have and for all the things that is going right in our lives, we will find ourselves in a more positive light.
Expressing your gratitude will make you a happier person. It will help you champion all the problems you have, it will help you fight against anger, anxiety, or depression, and it will help you put life in perspective and see life in a more positive light.
Whether it be words of gratitude to you or to someone, know that words are the salt and pepper to our day-to-day conversations. They carry meaning. They carry weight. Realize the weight behind them, don’t neglect their purpose in your everyday life and give them more generously.
Over and out,