Gratitude is a state of being. Some people are always grateful whereas other people feels dissatisfied and unhappy with their lot. Gratitude is deeper than feeling happy. It is about a state of mind. To value gratitude and to be in this state of mind means that everything you see, you see through the eyes of thankfulness and every action you take and every thought that you have comes from this place.
Grateful people notice the contribution of others. They see when others are behaving at their best, and when others make mistakes, they look behind the mistake to the other person’s intent. Most importantly they give others “the benefit of the doubt”. This is hugely important in life, in your family and in your workplace
Some people fear being generous because they think it will make them vulnerable. Often they count the things they have done for others and if nothing comes back their way, they feel like they have been taken advantage of. But giving need to be unconditionally in the same as loving unconditionally. If you give to receive then you give conditionally and you wanted to be happy.
So the secret to happiness is to stop and reflect on the positive things that happen in your life. Acknowledge those around you and those who helped you to where you are. Be thankful with all your friends and family and with all the help you received. This will bring you into the state of gratitude, generosity and peace.
What are you grateful for you right now?
And can you thing of a negative situation and how you could look at same situation through the present of gratitude?
At international Coach Academy we take our coaches to help their clients developed an “attitude of gratitude” and to see the world through grateful eyes.
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