People wonder why good things don’t happen to them, but they happen every day. It merely takes being in the moment or giving a moment of reflection to notice them. Think of the countless times that you’ve held the door for someone, without a word of gratitude returned. Perhaps you’ve given useful advice, helped a friend with their relationship, or created a better opportunity for someone. Maybe there is something that you’ve done or given so often it has become expected, and gratitude from others is no longer there. While people may accept your actions with a lack of acknowledgment, don’t let it change you.

The absence of gratitude is an indication that they are missing those beautiful moments or making a choice not to see value in them. When they’re in a rush, distracted or focused on something negative, their mood or disposition at that time won’t let them feel, see, or acknowledge anything else. When people don’t pause to recognize these moments, gratitude may not be instinctive to them––but it’s never too late to change. 

Gratitude is something you feel deeply; it is not a meaningless combination of words. When you have an appreciation for others and life in general, you’re in that moment, and appreciate things regardless of what is going on. You know the value of being grateful, and you seek the opportunity to show it. When you don’t, you will sustain the ability to see more of the negative things in your life. There are tremendous benefits to being grateful––happiness, improved mental health, and spiritual wellness are just a few.

Three Ways to Live a Life of Gratitude:

1. Be in the moment and care to notice, feel, and then acknowledge the good things happening to and around you so that you can appreciate them.

2. Regardless of what you do for others, understand that they may not reciprocate, but don’t let it change you because this journey is about you and your appreciation for life. 

3. Seek opportunities to express gratitude throughout each day; even for the smallest or most basic things. Including time alone, nature, opportunities, your health, loved ones and so on.

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With Gratitude by Marala Scott Available: Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Amazon and wherever books are sold. Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1449497276/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BFROCb0YZGNK8

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