Gratefulness is great for us!

 

Three boys of diverse ethnic background in cub scout uniforms

A wise man once spoke about the spiritual importance of having an “attitude of gratitude.” Research has found evidence of the physical and emotional benefits of gratitude. In short—which is what this blog is all about now—we ought to be a society filled with grateful hearts and minds.

So why are we so quick to complain? Why are we so slow to recognize and appreciate the good things in our lives? Why do we always want more than we already have? Why is good rarely ever good enough? Why is it so easy to be sour amid the sweetness in our lives?

In a word: perspective. Rather, a lack of perspective is what leads to an attitude of ingratitude. In the big picture, no matter how bad things might seem right now, they could always be worse. We needn’t look far to find someone who’s worse off than we are. This is reason enough to be grateful!

No matter our situations, no matter the challenges we’re facing in our lives, there’s always something for which to be grateful. Listen to your heart right now and find something for which you’re grateful, and then embrace it—literally and figuratively.

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