Gratitude is one of the most underrated virtues. It’s so often misconstrued as false enthusiasm, naivety or new-age positivity. It’s not. To be grateful takes strength to see beyond our own egos.
If we concentrate only on what is negative in our lives, we forget the fact that our lives are not ours, they are a gift from God. The response to the greatest gift ever is simple: we give thanks for what we have! Gratitude can transform any situation we are in.
Still, it takes more effort to cultivate a spirit of thanksgiving than it does to complain about a situation! We find it easier to see the bad in a situation or a person, than to take the time to find the blessings and good in them. To help remind you of the beauty of gratitude, here are 15 quotes to ponder on!
The most overlooked ingredient for happiness…
“The Science of Happiness- An Experiment in Gratitude” is a video produced by Soul Pancake. It looks to pose one of the most important questions we can ask: What makes you happy?
How often, when asking someone what makes them happy, have you heard them list off gratitude as an important element? Have we too fallen into the folly of our times, ignoring the category of “gift”?