How often do you express gratitude for the little things? The dishes, the laundry, the plumbing? Or the people in your life? So often we just take them for granted, and even moan about them.
Not that long ago all water had to be carried in from outside, miles away even, and sewage had to be carried out. And to get hot water one had to heat it on the stove. Now we take for granted all these modern conveniences, that are available to us.
We take for granted our spouse, children, even friends. Instead of giving them compliments and showing, how much they really mean to us, we treat them as their were just a nuisance in our lives, and nag, and even yell at them.
Gratitude is the basis of all contentment and happiness in life. There simply cannot be true happiness without gratitude. Yet we rarely feel grateful for the lives we lead: the conveniences, that make our lives easier, and the people, who make our lives worth while.
Gratitude transforms what we have into enough and more. Life without gratitude will not give us satisfaction. Life without gratitude will only make us displeased with everything, even the things, that go in our favor, our little victories.
Often we notice, what we have, only when we lose it. We only notice our health, when we don’t have it anymore; we only notice the time with our children, when they have grown up and moved away. There are million little things in live, we don’t notice until it is too late.
It is the little things, that make our lives. The ones we take for granted and don’t notice until they are lost forever. They are the ones we should be grateful to have. They are the ones we should enjoy fully every day.
For awhile set aside all that you are still missing and take a moment to notice all those little things you have at the moment: the clothes, the air, even the body you have. Feel grateful for that you have woken up to this brand new day with all these little things. And say Thank You for them all.