I haven’t always been the type of person that is grateful for the things I have in my life. In fact, I’ve spent a lot of time comparing my life and all that I have to that of other people, whether I know them personally or are only exposed to their life through social media. In doing so, I’ve learned that comparison simply clouds all the good in my own life, and it creates the perfect storm for feeling inadequate and unworthy. Comparison also makes it easy to forget that no matter how bad you think you may have it, there will always be someone else who has it far worse than you.
Through time and practice, I’ve learned to appreciate all that is in my life right now- not 5 years from now- but right now. This has allowed me to clearly see the abundance in my own life, while creating feelings of genuine happiness because the truth is, my life is filled with wonderful things and for that I am truly grateful.
Here are four easy ways that have helped me cultivate an attitude of gratitude: