In part I of the post on Gratitude, we have understood the meaning of Gratitude, some interesting facts of Gratitude and what are the things we take for granted. In this post let us analyze gratitude in our life.
If you have not yet read the part I of it please read it here… Gratitude… Part I
Now in this part let us understand gratitude in many more details. Let us evaluate Gratitude in our life, whether we have enough reasons to be grateful for or not.
Here I will not give you a list of things for which we should be grateful, as they may defer from person to person. Therefore, what I am going to do is that I will give you list of questions which you need to answer to know whether your life is full of things or people for which you should be grateful for.
This list of questions will help you identify what you most appreciate about your life and the people in it.
Let us see the question and answer them and evaluate the Gratitude in our life
- What is the one nice and caring thing, someone did for you recently?
- Who is always there for you irrespective of the situations and how do you feel about them?
- Who is someone who always attentively listens when you talk?
- What is the best thing, which happened to you today so far?
- Who has helped you to become the person you are today, and what is the most important things you would thank that person for?
- What are the unique talents and capabilities you possess and how have you used them to become a better person?
- Have you ever experienced any blessings in disguise?
- What is the one thing, which you have enjoyed doing recently?
- What are the new skills, which you have learned recently and which will help you in the future?
- Have you had an opportunity to help someone recently, how you and that person felt about that?
- What is the best thing about your home, did you enjoyed it recently?
- What are the choices you have made and changes you have done in your life in the last 5 years that you will thank yourself for?
- Have you recently thought of the worst-case scenario that did not actually happen?
- What movie, book, blog, video affected your life better recently?
- What changes have you seen in nature recently that made you feel happy and peaceful?
This list of questions may go on and on…. However, the point here is to figure out is that we have so many things in our life for which we should be grateful.
Now let us understand how Gratitude can improve our lives and make us happier:
- being thankful reminds us of what we have to be grateful for in our current state, and that helps us be present. It helps us in shifting our focus from what we do not have to what we have.
- It will help in improving your confidence as you focus on appreciating what you have.
- Your worry will be less as you are happy with what you have and you do not buy things, which you do not need. As we are here to improve ourselves not to impress others.
- When you will be less worried, more confident, and less stressed in your life, you will have a better sleep.
- No one is perfect, once we start following gratitude, our relationship will get improved automatically. As now, your focus will be shifted from pointing out mistakes of the person to accepting the fact that no one is perfect and let us appreciate the individuality.
- It will reduce your innermost fear. As fear will occur when we think of things, which are beyond our control. With practicing gratitude, your focus will shift to things, which are in your control. One cannot be grateful and fearful at the same time.
- Gratitude will give you peace of mind and helps you in achieving your GOAL.
Gratitude benefits us in all areas of life, be it personal or professional, I have summarized the same here:
To conclude the topic lets read few wonderful quotes.
How much more pleasant is it to live life looking through the eyes of a person conscious of their own blessings.
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.
—John F. Kennedy
While you eat fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.
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