Gratitude is crucial for living a happy, and fulfilling life. Better still, if you follow the 7 laws of gratitude, it can truly change your life for good.
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh
Gratitude is a wonderful thing, even if the one thing you gain from it is perspective. And perspective is powerful. Combining the two can easily change the chaos in your life into order, and the sadness into happiness.
I’m sure you’ve often heard that happiness is a skill because it is. And learning to appreciate the things that are in your life and showing gratitude for them will take you far. Let’s find out the power of gratitude and how gratefulness can lead to ultimate happiness.
The 7 Laws Of Gratitude That Will Change Your Life
1. Being In A State Of Gratitude Brings More Goodness To Your Life.
Being in a state of gratitude helps bring more good things into your life for you to be grateful for. Just as constantly focusing on the things you don’t have will bring only discontent and negativity into your life.
2. Gratefulness And Happiness Aren’t Mutually Exclusive.
Gratitude will always help you be happy. It’s inherent within the emotion. But happiness will not always make you grateful.
Being happy in the present moment means being grateful for what you have, not necessarily that you want more of it.
3. You’re Never Left Needing More.
This is one of the most important and relevant laws of gratitude, especially in modern times. We are always so focused on what we don’t have, that we very easily ignore all the good and beautiful things we DO have in our lives.
When you’re grateful for what you have and are happy and present, you never need more than what you already have.
4. Practicing Gratitude Keeps You From Taking Things For Granted.
When you practice gratitude, it is much more difficult to take things for granted. One of the biggest differences between privilege and entitlement is gratitude. If you are grateful for what you have in life, you will never feel arrogant and entitled about it all.
It doesn’t matter how much you have achieved or how much you have, your peace of mind and humbleness can never be shaken.
5. Gratitude Is Best Expressed Through Action.
While words have their place in our lives, actions remain largely the biggest expressions of belief and sincerity. You can say a lot of grand things, and make huge claims but it is only when you take action that makes it all the more real.
So if you ever want to show your gratitude for something, try to express it through your actions, instead of just speaking about it.
6. Gratitude Fosters True Forgiveness, Which Is When You Can Sincerely Say, “Thank You For That Experience.”
It doesn’t matter how badly you’ve been burned by someone, if we are able to forgive that person, that’s the biggest example of humanity.
We learn a little bit about ourselves and the world from each person we allowed into our lives, and for that, we should be grateful.
7. Gratitude Is All-Inclusive.
Good days give you happiness and bad days give you wisdom. Both are essential. This is especially true of your relationships.
We meet no ordinary people in our lives; if you give them a chance, everyone has something important to teach you, and this is why this is one of the most revered laws of gratitude.
Related: 101 Things To Be Grateful For Today
Focus on gratitude as much as you can, and see your life change in front of your eyes. When you choose to be the best version of yourself and finally live your best life, that is when you are at your most powerful. Try it, and see its magic for yourself.
What do you feel grateful for in your life? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!