By Lisa Cypers Kamen.
One way that we can stay happy in life is by showing gratitude for what we have and experience.
Here are some things to think about as you go about your day:
1. Accept things as they are. No matter how much the situation has turned out differently to your expectations, it is the way it is. You don’t know how much worse off you could have been had things gone differently.
2. Focus on what is right in your life rather than what’s wrong. Try to put positive thoughts in your life and get rid of the negative. Count your blessings and be thankful for what you have, not what you don’t have.
3. Say “Thank you” as often as possible to all the people who make your life what it is. A smile and a simple thank you will do. Show appreciation to the cashier the next time you get groceries or take the time to show appreciation for the cleaning staff at your workplace. It can be an easy thing if you look for the opportunities to do so. If you can find out the name of your postman and a little bit about his life, you’ll be surprised at what such a simple act of thanks will do for their day.
4. Smile. It doesn’t cost you anything and it will bring joy to someone else’s day. You can find more tips in our blog “Ways To Show Gratitude”. Remember it all starts with you.