One of the most significant keys to living a happy life is being able to feel and show thankfulness toward God and toward other people. Do you want to change your world and the world around you? Developing an attitude of gratitude can make this happen. Your attitude can be one of the greatest resources you have, or it can be one of the greatest problems you have. Thankfulness is one of the most powerful tools in the universe.
Gratitude generates energy and minimizes the effects of negativity. Gratitude generates positive change and can even rebuild your circumstances. Thankfulness draws others towards you because of the positive atmosphere that it generates.
No matter where we are in life, we can all find reasons to be thankful. Thankfulness magnifies the good things that God has given you, and helps you to see more of the positive in everyday life and savor the good moments—like the way the sun feels on your skin, a soft hug from a child, finding the perfect parking spot, catching the bus on time, or the beauty and sweetness of a piece of fruit you are biting into.
We can be grateful for our parents, our families, and our friends. We can be thankful for being alive and for our health. We can find other reasons to be thankful, too, like having a job, having food on the table, and even having our pets who greet us at the door when we come home.