How often do you pause to appreciate what you have? Most of us would say, not enough. It’s because we tend to focus on what we lack and what we want.

Unfortunately, gratitude is something we brush aside most of our lives. If gratitude had superpowers or provided material rebates at every flinch, I’m sure we’d treat gratitude in a different light.

Unlocking the potential of being grateful for everything that comes your way is a good way to allow appreciation to flourish.

When we focus on what is good and what is grateful, it makes us feel good and widens our perspective. When we focus on the negative or on stress, we develop a tunnel vision on what life is about. A different perspective is looking at the bright side of life, no matter how bad the situation is or how difficult it gets. We struggle through life thinking mostly of the downside or negative days that we forget we’ve had good days as well.

When we begin to experience the wonders of gratefulness and joy, we transform our lives by simply enjoying the blessings God has provided.

Perhaps taking a pause to focus on what we have rather on what we lack is a paradigm shift we should consider taking. After all, no one said that in our lives, it would always be sunshine and laughter. Gratitude in even the smallest things in our life is the key to unlocking happiness with life’s many blessings.

Pause and recall, when was the last time you thanked God for your blessings?

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