Most people are unaware of the amazing power that gratitude has and how it can transform their lives for the better. When you practice gratitude each day you will change your life very quickly and be amazed at the transformation that it makes. Keep reading as I will provide you with four examples of how gratitude can make your life a whole lot better.
Other articles on gratitude will not discuss all of these things. I want you to have the complete inside track on how gratitude can transform your life so that you will be inspired to make this significant change in your life. So please read these four examples and then get working on your attitude of gratitude right away.
Use Gratitude to Get into a Happier Mood
It is very easier to get into a bad mood if you do not have an attitude of gratitude. If someone does something to upset you, rather than getting angry at them express some gratitude towards them instead. I know from experience that this is not an easy thing to do and will require some practice but it will certainly be worth it.
You will find when you do this that your mood will change from a negative angry state to a happier state. This is especially useful in your relationship with your partner. Don’t let things that they do annoy you, put you in a bad mood and get into an argument. Instead think how grateful you are and tell them this. Also think of it this way, anger can be a message about something you've overlooked or was blind too. Be grateful that the message was revealed.
Use Gratitude to improve your Relationship
The number of break ups and divorces in the world today seems to be rising at an alarming rate. People tend to fly off the handle with their partner over the smallest of things. If you are someone that likes to criticize your partner for all of their failings then change your approach and show them gratitude instead.
It will be easy for you to find things that you are grateful for about your partner when you put your mind to it. Tell your partner why you are so grateful to have them in your life and make them feel great. Notice how their face changes and the words that they say in reply. Gratitude will certainly help you to make your relationships stronger.
You can be a Better Parent with Gratitude
If you have children then you know that sometimes it is pretty easy to become frustrated with them. They do things that you don’t want them to do and this leads to anger and disappointment. In this situation some parents will express their disappointment to their kids which just creates hurt feelings and a negative atmosphere.
When you criticize your kids they are going to feel really bad about what they have done and/or about themselves. So think about why you are truly grateful to have your children and tell them this instead. Also be grateful what can be a teaching opportunity - for you and them. This will change their mood straight away and change the way they feel about themselves. In the end everyone will feel better from the experience.
Gratitude helps you to cope with a Tragedy
If you experience a tragedy in your life such as losing a loved one, then think about the people that are left in your life and express your gratitude for this. We all have to face tragedies in life at some time or another and the most important thing is that you do not let this totally overcome you.
I also know that it is very helpful to express gratitude for having had the life experiences with the loved one who has passed. Remember the good times; and the not-so-good times. Memories last a lifetime, be grateful for them.
By expressing your gratitude for the people in your life, past and present, you will be more positive about moving forward. Use these amazing benefits to transform your life for the better through an attitude of gratitude.