Gratitude is more than a feeling, and feeling grateful is a choice to live life in such a way that every moment is an opportunity to experience grace, love, and light.
There’s likely more than one key to happiness. Experience and research has taught us that there are a handful of tried-and-true ways to be happier human beings on a day-to-day basis. This post explores seven concepts and practices that may help you unlock the gates and step into a deeper state of joy today.
Life is a gift that is always worthy of thanks. It is a sincere privilege to be alive, and the best way to pay for this one precious lifetime is to be thankful for it and to express that heartfelt gratitude in our thoughts, speech, and actions—in how we move through the world.
Even if your whole world seems upset, you can maintain a sense of inner calm and peace of mind. This is something we all want, but it requires practice. Here are a few ideas from my own journey that might speak to yours.
The best Christmas gifts carry more weight than gold and cannot be tied with a bow. Make this holiday season less about your presents, and more about the presence of your mind, heart, and soul.
We’re not meant to go through life unhappy—I truly believe that. We are meant to enjoy this life, to grow into our potential, and to help each other in the process. Loving life shouldn’t be saved for a rare occasion when something goes our way; love is the way.
Science shows (and experience knows) that gratitude delivers both subtle and profound benefits to our doorstep; with an appreciative glance, life opens up in many meaningful ways. In the spirit of giving thanks for the multitude of blessings and lessons in life, here are 11 of my happiest benefits of gratitude worth celebrating.