Express Gratitude



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People are busier and busier every day. Days flash by, without so much but a second to breathe. We are working, studying or eating and sleeping. And every once in a while something extraordinary happens.

It is usually only then that we realise we should be grateful for that awesome thing or situation. However, most of the time, we simply forget, or don’t think about it. We have become so used to our lifestyle, not only having food and water, but also family and friends, that we don’t show our gratitude towards them.

When was the last time you said thank you, truly meaning it and feeling it? When was the last time you told your spouse how grateful you are to have them around you every day?

When we express gratitude, from the bottom of our heart, we have the capability to do amazing things. Because it means that we not only accept what we are granted, but also that we express love towards it and allow it into our life graciously. Also, through gratitude you show others that they are loved, and make them feel appreciated. This is one of the best feelings one can feel.

By doing so, you allow more of it into your life. By telling yourself, people around you and the universe what it is you are grateful for, they all know what it is you like and appreciate. Thus, you attract more and more of that into your life. You will experience more positive situations, meet the people you’d appreciate to meet and fulfil your life dreams.

How can you remember to be grateful?

Easy. Keep a gratitude journal, and at the end of every day, you write down 5-10 things you are grateful for on this day. This also makes you reflect upon your day, and pick out all the great things that happened to you. It may be as simple as a delicious meal. You see that even the small things can have a big impact. And you then realise what it is that you like and want more of, and if you know what you want, then you can bring this into your life.

Whenever I do this, it makes me realise how much greater my life is than I think it is. Sometimes we tend to forget the small things that happen every day, because too many things happen. Yet those small things are the significant ones, making us smile, feel loved or inspired, if only for a minute. Once you pay more attention to them, you allow yourself to live life more graciously and you realise small, but great things that happen to you, and remember to say thank you. It simply feels great.

Have a grateful day,

Ula Wyss

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