If you believe that you’re supposed to be happy, then you want to know this: if you want to be happy, learn to be grateful. It’s being grateful that puts you on the one-way
It’s easy to feel happy about big things like a negative medical test result or a long-sought and deserved pay raise. If you want to feel happy all the time, learn to be grateful for the small things in life.
road to happiness. You can’t reach happiness any other way. And, you will never reach gratitude if you wait until you feel happy. This is true for the simple reason that happiness comes from within, not from what or who is around you or things that happen to you or that don’t happen to you.
You’ve probably read Chris Brogan’s recent post, “My 3 Words for 2015.”
He made a commitment in 2006 to choose three words as his goals and guides to his actions for the coming year.
My three words for 2015: Clarity. Gratitude. Listen.
I decided to start doing this as well in 2012, the same year I started this blog. It is part of my commitment to live a life that is Honest, Open and True. When you choose three words and use them as your goals and guides for the year, you’re choosing to live intentionally.
I will be the first to admit it is easier to be thankful on some days than on others. Heck, sometimes life is so hard
Sometimes you need to take a second look to realize your life is not the turkey is seems to be.
that it feels impossible to be thankful just once during an entire year. In some ways, this year has been one of the worst of my life, and in other ways, this year has been one of the best of my life. I struggle to remember to see my life as half-full when it’s so obviously half-empty. Continue reading