Do you know how lucky you are right now? The sun shines so brightly down on you and gives its warmth in the midst of winter. You’re living right now and experiencing the marvels of life. Have you ever tried to say thank you for that? The greatness of gratitude comes from acknowledging its gift to you.
Once there was a man who felt that his life was so miserable, and he kept on comparing his life to everyone else’s. One day, he was walking to work when he saw an old man on the street pulling his cart. The old man’s cart was full of tomatoes. Suddenly a car hit the side of his cart. All the tomatoes rolled over the street. The car didn’t stop after what happened and drove away. As a result, the old man cried and went down on his knees.
The man sympathized with the old man and helped him pick up what was left of the tomatoes. The old man was still crying, and you could barely recognize his sweat because of his tears. He approached the old man and gave what was left of his tomatoes. The old man showed his gratitude by saying thank you to the man. The man stopped for a while and wondered about why the old man showed his gratitude after what had happened.
In life, we always complain and ask why we can’t have what we always want. Let’s try to wake up into our senses and see how lucky we are right now.
Contentment and gratitude fill up the soul. Have you ever asked why we are having those bad and head-wrecking nights? It’s for us to experience hardships that are shaping us into the people we are right now. Be thankful for what this day could bring. Get away from the rest of the world for a while. Then, reflect on the things that you have right now, give thanks, and embrace it because you have it. Don’t complain because you are sustaining the gift of God.
We are all living witnesses to someone’s love. We believe that there is someone that is greater than us that gives us what we have right now. The almighty!! This may be one that you believe in. We must all be thankful for what we have. How about we say thank you for the grace, love, mercy, and peace that we’ve experienced. This one principle that has shaped my life, it just brings so much solace and peace in the mind.
When you thank someone, you give them an abundance of joy. A perfect example of this abundance is when you thank to your parents for the love they’ve given. The unconditional and authentic love that they have given you throughout their lifetime is priceless.
Every person that you’ve met across the stages of your life would also feel the same way when you show them your gratitude for the work they’ve done. It’s safe to say that a “thank you” goes a long way.
The mind is a powerful tool. The fact that it processes millions of thoughts everyday is just one of its many wonders. It’s only a matter of using these thoughts to construct our view of the world.
I can definitely say that I have accomplished a great deal due to my Positive Outlook in life since I arrived in this great land of opportunity with $7 in my pockets. For this reason, many people gave me the name Mr. Positive and Mr. Enthusiasm.
We are responsible for the way we use our minds. It’s either we use them positively or negatively. It’s obvious for people to choose the positive. One thing’s for sure, an optimistic mind has wonders of its own. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
If we decide to live a positive life, we can build valuable relationships with others. That’s because having an optimistic mindset creates an aura of trust. People are drawn to your more if you let positive thoughts dictate your actions. Consequently, you will be able to lead a more harmonious and active social life that’s full of wonders.
Negative thoughts, on the other hand, repeal more than they could attract. People won’t approach you if you’re feeling melancholic and bitter. Worse, you become even more miserable in your isolation, thereby giving others more reasons to stay away.
Never let this feeling overwhelm you. If you’re feeling down, try to look at the brighter side of life. It pays to keep your hopes up even if you’re in the middle of a storm.
Positive thinking contributes a lot to your health. This is one of the many wonders that a positive life can provide. It’s proven that people who live an optimistic lifestyle live longer and happier. When your mind is preoccupied with bad thoughts, it makes you feel restless. Insomnia sets in to weaken your immune system and render you vulnerable to disease. Depression will also emerge to bring you down even further.
Your body reacts to your thoughts. So, to lead a healthier lifestyle, focus more on what you can do to see the beauty of life.
When you’re an optimistic person, you see problems as challenges waiting to be conquered. They offer opportunities to learn and grow. For a pessimist, these challenges provide a reason to stop pursuing success.
It all boils down to a choice between victory and defeat. If we are to conquer life, we need to focus on our dreams and aspirations. We should never let past failures prevent us from reaching success. Instead, we should all be focused on what we can do to build success from the ground up.
Stress? An optimistic person is never familiar with it. In fact, stress only appears as a small bump on the road. It can be overcome as long as the person keeps on focusing on the best things in life. Even with a hectic schedule, an optimistic person can still avoid stress even if the situation becomes even tenser. I am asked many times, aren’t you tired and stressed out yet? You see, it’s all in the mindset and the feelings of pleasure in carrying out the tasks to achieve daily, weekly and monthly goals that we set for ourselves.
You’ll see optimistic people smiling all the time. They are approachable and they believe that things can turn out for the best. They are more loved and they feel accepted by their friends and colleagues. More than that, they are capable of leading fulfilling lives free from fear and anxiety. I smile a lot to people who have been near to me for 40+ years have seen it. I think that brightens everyone’s day and they get uplifted as you start talking and listening to them. The energy you give out to them is very special and meaningful.
Now that you know the wonders of positive thinking, it’s up to you whether you should make important changes or stay where you are.