Gratitude Stories: The Gratitude Habit

Here is a real-life inspirational story of gratitude by Kamakshi.

Illustration of an orange sun, cloud and birds
Submitted by Kamakshi

Most of the time, we feel that life is not treating us fairly. Having a positive attitude is not obviously a trait that we all tend to have at all times, which I think is fair enough.

Sometimes situations do get tough to get through, but if at the end of the day we are able to remind ourselves about the blessings we can be grateful for, we win.

Not that I could understand this easily, rather I was never a person to see the brighter side in a situation but I think I have changed a bit in the past couple of years.

I won’t say that the issues I had were big to be as negative as I was, but certainly, my immaturity and choices made it worse.

I had this habit of concluding a day in the end, about how good or bad it was and if the day used to be a little off, obviously I couldn’t reach the emotions of gratitude in my mind. That's when the complaints and negativity used to enter.

Ever since I made a choice to change, all the best sources started to come to me naturally. I developed reading habits, listening to people's stories, watching motivational videos, etc.

Also, one day my sister shared with me the link to the Gratitude app. I didn’t know how to use it, so I went through the few beautiful examples given such as I am grateful for the water supply, to have coffee with my friend, etc.

These few examples were so inspiring that the app became a part of my day very soon. We generally have a tendency to forget to appreciate and witness the small yet the bigger blessings.

The Gratitude habit once achieved, makes a life full of positive outlooks and outcomes. Now even when the day is rough, I still make it a point to express my Gratitude.

I accept the situation and express gratitude for the presence of God that made me pass through it, and gives me the power to hope for a better tomorrow. This only makes us realize that we are far far better off than lakhs of people in the world with really serious issues.

A daily reminder of the same is extremely necessary to make us live stronger each day, be gracious to the people and things we have, and be thankful for each moment.

Moreover, the option in the application for writing a gratitude letter has made me more expressive towards the people I love, which contributes to a better and happier relationship.

Also, the affirmations make me believe and have strong and steadfast faith.

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