Saturday, May 16, 2020

The secret of Gratitude

Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for good things happens in our life. It simply means thanksgiving. We give thanks to people when they do appreciable work. It is a state of being grateful or thankful. When someone helps us, we give thanks and appreciation to him. What is the secret of gratitude? Is thanksgiving is only for people? Or for inanimate things too? In this article, I am going to make a focus on these engrossing questions.

Gratitude seeks positive

It is very significant to be positive in this world. Positive thinking can change our life drastically. We strive to achieve something. If we are positive, it makes very easy to turn our dreams into reality. Our life will be joyful. We can taste the sweetness of life. Otherwise, life will be doomed. Generally, people think positive when there is a positive or favourable environment. But in real life, we are encountered by numerous negative things rather than positive. Thinking positive is a must even though it seems impossible. The question arises, how it is possible to think positive whenever we are surrounded by a negative environment. Here is the secret.

“If it is a new thought to you that gratitude  brings your whole mind into closer harmony with the creative energies of the universe, consider it well, and you will see that it is true.”
         -Wallace D. Wattles

Gratitude brings joy & happiness.
"Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude".
                      -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

If you have a habit of thinking positive only when there is a favourable circumstance, you are not in a safe zone. Because this habit drives you waiting for positive. You wait for a positive environment to think positive. Ultimately, you never can be positive. Your life wheel will gear backwards rather than forward. Think about it. If you start to give thanks even for those who do not favour you, it will dilute the negativity. Your mind can stay calm and positive.  What an incredible achievement is this?

There is negativity but your mind does not perceive negative. You can protect your mind from being superficial. You will able to control your mind. But if you do not give thanks, the negativity stir into mind and body. It poisons you. Your efficiency will be considerably reduced. Mostly, people do not give thanks to because they think someone does not deserve it. It seems true but this thinking is very harmful to you.

Gratitude for inanimate things

Do you thank only persons you like? Or other persons too whom you do not like? We especially thank only for like people. We do not give thanks for inanimate things. If you give thanks for only people, it's not enough. To take advantage of thanksgiving or gratitude, you should thank inanimate things too like house, mobile, pen, bed etc.

You also need to give thanks to immaterial entities like ideas, emotions, feelings etc. Because everything around you is serving directly or indirectly for your growth and improvement. But we are not aware of it. We are neglecting their role.

For example, you have a mobile to talk with your friends and relatives. Imagine the difficulties you have to face if you have no mobile. Generally, we forget the role and benefit of mobile. This habit insulates us from feeling gratitude. If you feel appreciated and give thanks to the mobile for its benefits making our work easy, your mind inclines to be positive.
Gratitude brings love & care.
You have lots of things to give thanks around. Like mobile, you can give thanks to other inanimate things recalling their benefits. E.g. house to live, cloth to protect, the road to walk, air to breathe etc.

When you start to give thanks for everything, you will begin to feel the compound effect of thanksgiving. You will feel immense power. There will be no space for negativity in your mind. You start to perceive positive even though there is a negative environment. There is negativity but no effects. You do not need to wait for positivity. You can always perceive it. You always have it. This will miraculously transform your life.

Gratitude relieves stress

We have a very busy life. We all are striving to achieve goals. We are striving to make a better life; to fulfil our want and desire. But when the situation does not favour, we feel stress. It reduces our work efficiency and happiness. We deviate from our alignment due to stress. We try to run away but it runs with us like a shadow. Gratitude or thanksgiving is one of the best methods to release our stress. Stress has its own intensity of negativity.

When we give thanks and feel gratitude, it produces an intensity of positivity. Ultimately, this helps to dilute the negative intensity of stress. The more we give thanks, the more it neutralizes negativity. Our stress will have no effect. There will be stress but dead stress. It's like a snake in pictures which do not cause any harm.

Attitude of gratitude

Successful persons have an attitude of gratitude. It is a very essential attitude in our daily life. It can flourish our creativity. It helps to think and work very effectively.

When we feel gratitude, the law of attraction works very well. Generally, we focus on what we do not want. It brings more situations which we do not want. To be successful in life, we should count blessings or feel gratitude on what we have. It brings more favourable situations. This is how the law of attraction works. Albert Einstein, a very famous scientist in the world, used to give thanks to all the elders living and dead scientists who have contributed to inventions. This helps him to invent more creatively with inner power.


Gratitude can cause an amazing life-changing effect. When we use the word "thank you", it should not only be the word but also a profound feeling. Thanksgiving should not be only for people you like. It should be also for unlike people and inanimate thing too. Gratitude helps you to feel immense power within you.


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