5 Phrases Grateful People Never Forget
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton
Ever wonder why other people seem happier than you?
You take a look around and notice that people are smiling and laughing, and things seem to be going their way.
Does it feels like you’re struggling along, just trying to make it through the day? You tell yourself that others aren’t really that happy – it’s just an illusion.
That could be true, OR you could be sabotaging your own growth and development. But if you pay attention to your thoughts and actions, it can become clear that you are in control of how you feel.
So instead of holding yourself back, focus your energy on living positively. After all, happy people do have a different way of looking at things.
They never forget to be GRATEFUL.
In fact, gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools that we all have access to every day. Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost any money and it certainly doesn’t take much time, but the benefits are enormous.
Here are 5 phrases grateful people never forget, try them, use them, see what changes.
- “My gratitude opens the door to more relationships.” Not only does saying “thank you” constitute good manners, but showing appreciation can help you win new friends.
- “Showing gratitude improves my physical health.” Not surprisingly, grateful people are also more likely to take care of their health. They exercise more often and are more likely to attend regular check-ups with their doctors, which is likely to contribute to further longevity.
- “Through gratitude I improve my psychological health.” Gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, ranging from envy and resentment to frustration and regret.
- “Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression towards my loved ones.” Grateful people are more likely to behave in a prosocial manner, even when others behave less kind.
- “Gratitude improves my self-esteem.” Gratitude increases one’s self-esteem, which is an essential component to optimal performance. Some studies have shown that gratitude reduces social comparisons. Rather than becoming resentful toward people who have more money or better jobs – which is a major factor in reduced self-esteem- grateful people are able to appreciate other people’s accomplishments.
So there you have it, 5 different thoughts to change the way you feel about life. We all have the ability and opportunity to cultivate gratitude. Simply take a few moments to focus on all that you have – rather than complain about all the things you think you deserve. Developing an “attitude of gratitude” is one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life.
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