Happiness can not exist in the absence of gratitude.
If you are looking for happiness, you will not find it in the search for new experiences, nor in the absence of desire. Happiness is found within the moments of appreciation, the time when we stop and express with every aspect of our being, a deep felt thank you.
No need for a deity or special place, just a simple act of thankfulness for what is right in front of us, can be the most profound spiritual act of your daily routine.
Taking a few moments of deliberate gratitude throughout the day, not just a part of your morning routine, brings back a more level-headed approach to live. When there is so much recognition of what there is to appreciate, there is less worry, less stress, less fear.
At no point and time, does this imply not thriving for more. The opposite is more the truth. In these moments of gratitude, we make space for more, more life, more kindness, more openness for ideas, a deeper focus.
When gratitude is chosen, the happiness it brings with it can be life changing. All we have to do is start with a simple “Thank you”.
I recommend the following books about Happiness and Gratitude
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I completely agree – it’s so important to find the beautiful and happy things in life and appreciate them. Focus on the good, not the bad. Thanks for posting for the CTST hop! 🙂
Hi Lexa – good to see you here again. Glad you liked the post – blessings!
Claudia, you are right – Happiness and gratitude go hand in hand. I’m adding this book to my list, thanks for the recommendation and for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.
PepiSmartDog: gratitude and happiness are two of our favorite things.
Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We really appreciate you always supporting out hop each week. Have a great week! *waves paw* :=o)
glad you stopped by!