Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
One of the biggest principles in Think Miracle’s philosophy is the practice of thankfulness. We are not alone – if you type in happiness into google or YouTube, and watch anybody speak on the subject, you are likely to hear that the speaker practices thankfulness on a daily basis. I say thank you every single morning, while I’m still in bed, which takes less than two minutes. I express gratitude for having food to eat, a roof over my head, for nature, and for and my family and friends. I also express my thanks for my experiences (both good and bad), my opportunities and my gifts. I say thank you for my health, and sometimes for the recovery of a loved one. When I focus on this thankfulness, I feel a wave of joy and happiness sweep through me, and a smile will spread across my face. Scientific research that shows that gratitude for the small things, makes us appreciate so much more about a life, and consequently increases our level of happiness. Try it for yourself. Spend two minutes each morning, whilst you’re still lying in bed saying thank you for all the things you are grateful for. It takes just two minutes and requires minimal effort. Why not give it a go for the next five days and see how you feel afterwards. We are happiest, when we are grateful, because we choose to be grateful, and gratitude gives us the gift to be happy.