“Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never-ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them.” ―Rhonda Byrne
Gratitude is widely discussed globally in the wake of COVID-19. People have realized that life is short and can be cut short at any time due to coronavirus pandemic. They started focusing on gratitude. They started doing meditation and offering prayers. Some people concentrated on nonprofits to add value to their communities and societies. Although the pandemic has become a threat to humans it has opened the eyes of the people globally. It has humbled humans and helped emphasize humanity and hope. People started expressing their gratitude to others.
Advantages of Gratitude
Gratitude improves your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energies. It builds healthy relationships in your personal, professional, and social life. Healthy people practice gratitude. They appreciate things around them.
When you have an attitude of gratitude, you break barriers and build bridges with others. You will be appreciated and applauded by others. Your self-esteem and self-confidence increase. You believe in the power of positivity. You see the light, not the darkness. You stop criticizing, complaining, and condemning others. You improve your personality, attitude, and behavior and excel as a leader.
When you express your gratitude, you appreciate the things around you. The anxiety and depression come down. So, write a gratitude journal every day 15 minutes before going to your bed. Avoid negative sentences and use positive sentences to achieve a positive outcome. Mention three things are you grateful to God. You get sound sleep and wake up the next day morning with renewed energy and enthusiasm. Additionally, you build tenacity and resilience.
Serve Your Communities and Societies
When you volunteer you improve your well-being and improve your attitude of gratitude. Therefore, join nonprofits and become a volunteer to serve others. Add value to your communities and societies. Make a difference in their lives.
Behind the success of every person, there is someone who laid the ladder for their success. Nobody can do it alone. Some people are responsible for the success of the person. In my case, my students admired me immensely because I have been sharing my knowledge with them freely on social media platforms for many years. Likewise, there are people behind the success of great people. They must be thankful for others. They must express their gratitude to others.
During the global lockdown, I phoned my friends who have connected me for the last 40 years and shared my ideas, insights, experiences, and challenges. I thanked some of them for their friendship and support. I converted the lockdown as an opportunity to reconnect with my friends and renewed relationships. So, learn to utilize your personal time to connect with your friends and relatives to thank and strengthen your relationships.
Inculcate the Attitude of Gratitude
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gratitude indeed gets gratitude. The more you give, the more you get. The more you give it to the universe, the more you get from the universe. Therefore, develop an attitude of gratitude. Express it with others. There are fewer competition for givers. So, be a giver, not a taker in life and add value to others.