It's never too late...
It doesn't matter if you have felt depressed, angry, moody, or jealous recently or are feeling any negativity now; it's never too late to start enjoying the many benefits of being grateful.
You can stop at any time and take two minutes to be thankful for all that exists in your life; difficult circumstances too, for they make you grow and become the full person you are.
I know it is not easy to see through bad times. However, you can look back at all the difficult moments of your life and appreciate what you got out of it: a lesson, a "tougher skin", even simply the experience that will make you make better choices in the future.
The importance of being grateful
These are some of the benefits of being grateful:
You can see the importance of being grateful when you realize that you can use thankful feelings to achieve what you desire.
On the right track
Sometimes we allow our negative emotions to rule us and affect our mood. At these times it may appear difficult to actually feel thankful for anything.
If that happens to you, think about this: things could always be much worst (I'm not just saying: do hold the thought).
Whatever your circumstances, they can always be even more difficult. Think about the fact that they are not so, and look at the positive side of your reality.
For example: so you have a few back problems. Right, but you are also able to walk.
We create a shift in our thoughts and moods when we reflect on what we are thankful for.
Even if you are feeling negative when you start looking at what you are grateful for, you won't be able to hold the negative emotion for very long.
You can make being grateful one of your positive habits as you understand the importance of being grateful.
You can also choose to write a list of at least ten things you are grateful for at the end of your day.
This will put you in a good mood before going to sleep and will help you to welcome the next day with an open and grateful attitude.
Furthermore, you could keep a gratitude journal to create progressively a more permanent grateful attitude.