How To Live a Life of Gratitude – Happiness Series Part 1

This article is the first part to my happiness series on personal development . I decided to start making a series of posts with essential habits and skills to help you really and truly find happiness in your life. This series will cover only simple ideas and concepts that can dramatically change the way you live your life everyday.

Giving gratitude or thanks everyday is a simple concept that would only take you about 2 minutes to complete at the very longest, and would bring you a tremendous amount of happiness in return. Giving gratitude for the things you have in your life is your way of saying “hey I am happy where I am today” no matter what your situation is. It serves as a reminder of all of the positive things in life.

You can give gratitude to every aspect of your life. Some examples of things you can give gratitude for are:

  1. The fact you are alive today to enjoy all of the wonderful things life has to offer.
  2. You family and friends.
  3. Your job or sources of income you currently have.
  4. The internet you use to read this article.
  5. Your health.
  6. Food you have in your belly.
  7. Sunshine

The list goes on and on forever of all the things you could be happy for. You can even be happy for negative things that happen in your life. For they are a learning experience or a challenge presented for you to overcome. Once you learn to give gratitude for things that are negative, stress, difficult, bad luck, etc. you are in fact turning them into a positive. You are saying I am glad these things happened to me for it has gave me a chance to learn and to grow.

In order to live a life of gratitude you have to learn how to say thanks. Say thank you for everything and to everybody you meet. Don’t think there is one single thing that isn’t worth your time to say thank you to.

Learn to say a prayer of gratitude every single day. Either do it when you first get up, before a meal, or last thing before bed. Just take the time to say a few words like “ I am thankful for” or “ I give thanks for” and finish the phrase with all of the things you are thankful for. This doesn’t have to be a religious practice either. If you choose to it can be, either way works.

I would love it if some of you guys would leave your own thankful prayers and sayings in the comments section below to share with our community of readers. I hope this helps you find your way to happiness or at least make some progress. Good Luck!