When we were young, we were often told to be grateful for what we have as a way of showing our respect to God and expressing our appreciation for the blessings and graces that he has given us. But did you know that there is more to being grateful than showing respect and expressing appreciation? When you are grateful, more positive things begin to unfold in your life. You are also more capable of dealing with challenges in life when you are more grateful. Here are more ways being grateful turns your life around:
Being grateful makes your heart happier.
Happy girls are the prettiest. Or maybe we should say, happy people look their best. The truth is, a genuinely happy person has an inner glow. You see it when they smile and when they laugh. And when you look into their eyes, you will notice how their happiness shines through. These are the people who have found a way to be happy not because their lives are perfect but because they have stopped comparing their lives with the lives of others. They have found acceptance in their not-so-perfect lives and this helped them become truly grateful for what they have now.
Being grateful helps you move forward.
Grateful people are not spared from the harsh realities of life. Their hearts could be broken, their relationships could be falling apart. But you know what keeps these people going? Their grateful heart. It’s true. When a person is grateful, he sees beyond the flaws and the imperfections and finds a silver lining. They use that silver lining to make their world a bit brighter, a bit better, one day at a time.
Being grateful lets you become more generous.
A person who feels extremely gratified is very generous. But before we go deeper into this, first we must understand that being generous is not only about sharing material gifts. There are more important things to be considered than providing money and goods for the needy. You could be generous with your time, with your sympathetic ear, or with your talent. It’s easier to be selfish than to be selfless but you can cross to the latter more easily if you have a grateful and generous heart.
Being grateful leads you to the right person.
Have you ever felt so much remorse for the person who betrayed you? Sometimes, without meaning to, we allow the heartache and the betrayal that we feel in our hearts to change us and to morph us into someone we know we are not. We consider the relationship a failure and we totally disregard the lessons that it has taught us. This happens quite often, and it’s okay if this has happened to you before because somehow, even if it’s difficult.
you will always find a way to come back to the real you the one who doesn’t thrive on hate, the one who isn’t obsessed with being right, the one who knows how to love without keeping count. And when that happens, you will know that it was your grateful heart that saved you from yourself. More importantly, it is your grateful heart that will lead you to the right person who is worthy of loving you.