Gratitude is like a happy pill for the soul that gets you high – without the negative side effects. There is a reason that every spiritual guru talks about gratitude with such passion. It has the power to change your life! As Oprah said, “Blessings flow in the space of gratitude.”
Gratitude Can Help You Have Better Relationships
Relationships are at the core of life. Personal relationships promote love, satisfaction, fun, and companionship. Work relationships can help you reach the goals you are striving for. Even casual relationships can benefit your life in many ways. This world is run off relationships, and gratitude can help you make the most out of them.
It’s easy to get along with happy and loving people, but there are many unhappy and angry people in the world. In many cases, when you start with gratitude, you can adjust their attitude. You can win them over and encourage a healthy relationship with them.
For example, I knew one woman who was a naturally grateful person at work. She never complained. She actually talked about how good her job was. She was grateful to be employed and she appreciated every aspect of her job. And it was no surprise that everyone in the building liked her. Even the grumpiest people who didn’t get along with anyone were willing to help her out when she needed it.
Gratitude Creates More Awareness
Have you ever got lost in thought on a drive and missed a good portion of it because you were zoned out? That can happen in life. But, it can drag on longer than just a drive. You can zone out for days, weeks, months, and even years. You can let your imagination or memory take over and forget to be aware of what is going on around you.
When you express gratitude, you are focused on the facts and reality. You acknowledge what is happening, find the good in it, and avoid the wild imagination journey that promotes fear, anger, hurt, or other negative emotions. This helps you live in the moment and be aware of what is happening in your life.
Awareness is the key to changing your life. It allows you to clearly see what’s wrong in your life. It allows you to make changes in your emotions, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors. It allows you to ask the hard questions and give real and honest answers that help change your life in a positive way.
Gratitude Can Increase Your Luck
Luck comes from being the right place at the right time, and you can create your own luck by working hard, being optimistic, being generous, staying teachable, and showing gratitude!
By being grateful, you start to find more things to be grateful for. It’s like a roller coaster of gratitude that allows you to quickly gather experiences, relationships, and insights that benefit your life and increase your luck.
But gratitude also affects your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, which has a huge influence on how your life plays out. In other words, you will be more likely to take a chance on a positive outcome. Or you will be more willing to listen to your intuition when it tells you to take a right instead of a left. Soon, things that used to appear lucky will seem like results of positive choices you made.
In the end, gratitude can change your entire life. Everything in your life can be affected by showing gratitude and creating a more positive and aware self.