“My life changed when I began to be grateful for what God has given me. I used to unhappy about my current job, the low salary and the long working hours. Then my friend lost her job and it took her 6 months to find a new position in a company. During that time I realized how lucky I was to be employed and I began to like my work. My changed attitude towards my job was noticed by my seniors and I was promoted in less than a year. We should always be thankful for what we have.”
Sunita Rao- Physiotherapist, Calcutta, India
We all have our bad days but you can turn around your day by being thankful for what you have in your life. When life is treating you harshly, sit down in a quiet room and think about all the good things God has given you and this will immediately uplift your mood and make you happy.
If you are sick you should think and be grateful about all the body parts that are working fine and keeping you alive. This small activity will give you immediate relief from your current woes as you are focusing on what you have instead of grumbling about lack in life.
Most people love to complain about small things in life and they ultimately lead to making themselves miserable. You will find people unhappy about the government, fluctuation in currency exchange rate, the weather and the absence of watermelon in supermarket during winters.
Instead of feeling low about having to eat plain food again on Tuesday be thankful that at least you have food on your table. There are many people in this world who have to struggle to get one glass of potable water and here you are complaining about how your wife has served you the same dish again this week.
If you make a list of things you have it will be really long. Think about all the sweets you have had all your life, the wonderful family that stood by you through your tough times, the education you have and your eyesight due to which you are able to read this post. So many people are blind and waiting for donors so that they can see.
At any point of life there is always something to be thankful about and you should focus on that instead of being unhappy about what you do not have in your life.