About a week ago (week ago), I was waltzing through my living room when I came across my brother sprawled out on the couch. He had the volume of my television louder than a drunk girl taking shots at a bar, his eyes were peeled and his attention was focused solely on the flat screen. My presence was unknown – that’s how intrigued he was. I was slowly lunging up the stairs in my home (you all know how I feel about cardio) when I heard something that made the lightbulb in my head go off (thank you, Thomas Edison). I slowly lurked back down the stairs to eaves drop. It was a documentary about Tony Robbins, a very well-known business man, author, philanthropist and motivational speaker. Tony said something that made me either want to marry him or be him (still undecided). In a strong/intimidating voice, he said “the world is not happening to us – it is happening for us.” DING DING DING! Honey, I could not have said it better myself.
How often do you find yourself complaining? Complaints I often hear include: it’s too out outside, I don’t have anything to wear, I’m so tired, etc. No one cares. We get it, you’re miserable for about 60% of your day. First and foremost, I will say that I am guilty in the first degree of complaining about small-scale things (mentioned above). That being said, as I get older and become more aware of my behavior, I begin to realize that the more I whine, the more uneducated and insensitive I come off. Today is World Gratitude Day. I am constantly rolling my eyes and holding my cheeks like the cover of Home Alone when people are celebrating ridiculous days such as National Donut Day, but today is a day that warms my heart immensely.
Ways To Increase Gratitude:
Every day is a gift that we should all be thankful for. The opportunities in this world are endless and it’s your choice whether or not to take advantage of them. If you have a roof over your head, clothes on your back and food to eat – the only thing you should be complaining about is how you haven’t helped others today. The more grateful you are, the more you have to be grateful about.
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