I believe the key to life is practice gratitude and being grateful for everything that comes to you — the good and the bad.
You need to have a balance of good and bad days. If you keep on having a great day after another, after another, well you would start to take that for granted. Bad days allows you to appreciate the good days. Good days always follow the bad days, so never lose hope. And if you didn’t have any bad days, how would you appreciate the good days? Like they say you can’t have a rainbow without a storm.
Bad and painful experiences give you the strength to grow, and good days allow you to be grateful when things are good. It gives you a sense of happiness. But regardless, it’s important to express gratitude everyday. Every experience helps shape you in to the person you are today.
Being grateful, and I mean truly grateful, has several benefits, it allows you to be appreciative of the good, it helps you be happier and be a better person. Gratitude allows you to be empathetic to others. When you have empathy, it helps build better relationships. There are studies that show practicing gratitude will help you improve your sleep. With all of these existing benefits, why would you rather be anything but grateful?
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s be thankful.