This post was inspired by a fragment of last week’s post “Emotions”. I wrote about how the word “Thank you” is as powerful as “I love you”.
I believe that being grateful can change your whole world. Sometimes you don’t mean it when you say it, maybe other times is just a natural reaction to an act of kindness, but what’s really important is to feel it.
A couple of years ago I used to complain about everything. I use to wake up in a bad mood, brush my teeth, take a shower and while I did those things I was complaining. I complained about my past and some terrible things I went through. Then my day would go on and this constant emotional baggage would accompany me until I went to sleep at night. I cried, I complained a little more, eventually I slept.
I am not going to sit here and tell you all about my magic transformation and the tragedy that inspired it because I’ll be lying. I am going to tell you how now, before complaining about anything, I think about something I am grateful for. It changes my whole perspective of the situation.
It makes me a happier person to count my blessing than to count all the things that make me unhappy. There is always something to be grateful for. Always.
So today I would also like to thank YOU. For reading this, whoever you are, wherever you are in the world, whatever you believe in.