The sweet taste of gratitude changes the perspective of life. Gratitude is not only about being thankful for all the right things but also to even those who are not right to us because they are the ones who emerge the hidden power within us. We all hear of people, who in times of crisis, develop some magical powers in them. They do things that are impossible for them otherwise because it was that crisis that got that power from them out. That’s not just physical power, even emotional power. So we should also have the power to go up to them and express gratitude – say hello or wish a good morning maybe. They may not be as good, but we are doing it for our happiness and mental peace.
Sweet Taste Of Gratitude: Why Is Gratitude_Powerful?
For me, there are three main reasons why gratitude is a powerful force: availability, timelessness, and scope. Availability is the first in this line. Of course, some people seem to have a knack for it while it is hard work for others, but everyone can try gratefulness, even for just one second. If you decide at this very moment to find something you can be grateful for, you will be able to, even if it is only a mental process. It could be as simple as “I am grateful that I do not have to struggle to find food or water today” or “I am grateful for the air that I breathe.”
If one looks hard enough, there will always be at least one reason to be grateful, even for a second. And even if the process looks intellectual, it never is: if you find a reason to be grateful, it is because it is already there, in you. In other words, just knowing that you can be grateful for something is already gratitude in action. So gratitude is something that you can use at will, at any time and in any circumstance. It is available to anyone who wants to use it. It is under our control, and it can get summoned at will.
Timelessness is next in this line. I wouldn’t say I like the glass half-full/half-empty metaphor for two reasons. First of all, it got used to death. And second, it is often used to illustrate the difference between optimism and pessimism. Of course, practicing gratitude can turn you into a more optimistic person. But this is just one of the effects of practicing gratitude. Optimism does not encompass all that gratitude can accomplish. Optimism is feeling confident that the future is a safe place. In a way, it is bringing the future to the now. But gratitude is broader: gratitude is the ability to bring everything to the now. You can be grateful for something that happened a long time ago, but gratitude can only manifest now. Gratitude forces you to stop time and be present.
One More Reason To Check Out
The scope is the last in the line. When you feel_gratitude, you change the world. The world in which the glass is half-full is not the same as the one in which the glass is half-empty. When you feel grateful, you change your reality; you change the universe in which you exist. To recap, I get tempted to say that something available at will, that can make you stop time and change the universe is something compelling.