Whether you are living the perfect life or have fallen on tough times, a little gratitude goes a long way. Psychological research centered on the various aspects of gratitude has concluded that it is strongly linked to greater happiness. The findings also reported that gratitude helps in developing positive sentiment, cherishing good memories, and improving one’s overall health.
In a nutshell, this means that if you are grateful, your will improve for the better and you will be much happier as a result. It not only improves your physical health but your mental health as well and this positive change results in changes in your relationship and its dynamics too. So, if you are ready to change for the better and practice gratitude, buckle up!
Here’s a list of all the small things you should be grateful for but probably take for granted.
1. Being Optimistic
Sometimes, you get stuck in a situation that you only push through with the help of your optimism. Despite everything that you might be going through, you still manage to put on a brave face and tackle any problem that comes your way head-on–and that is something to be grateful for.
2. Your Friends
Do you ever look at your friends and wonder ‘what did I do to deserve them?’ They fill your heart up with warm, fuzzy feelings and make you laugh until your tummy hurts. Your life without your friends would be boring and super dull, wouldn’t it?
3. A Warm Scarf in Cold Winters
Ready to step out of the house and you immediately feel your nose and your ears chill up? It’s a good thing you have a warm scarf to wrap around you to be all cozy and warm. That scarf might be years old but it still manages to keep you warm after all this time.
4. The Fresh Air
After a long day of sitting indoors, you decide to refresh yourself with a walk in the park. As you step out of the house, you notice the fresh air, the wonderful colors, and the smell of natural foliage. You take deep breaths, just relishing in all that natural goodness that most of us take for granted.
5. Your Goals
Believe it or not, it’s important to have goals in your life. These targets work as a source of motivation that fuels you to be the best version of yourself.
Here’s to becoming more thankful for all the small things in life!