Linking Happiness & Gratitude


This coffee shop sign made me stop and think.  Are the grateful among us REALLY the happiest?

I started a mental list of the happiest people I know, and, from what I could tell, the chalkboard insight seemed to hold.

However, thinking through the opposite proves the point even more strongly.  Have you ever met a miserable person who was truly grateful?

Even one?

Think about the whiners you see in line, during your travels, or on-line; do they ever go from complaints to compliments?  Or do they live being forever demanding and annoyed?

The more I think about it, I think gratitude kills misery in the same way a light kills darkness.

Perhaps that’s why I enjoy Thanksgiving so much.  This is the time we have the opportunity to collectively express gratitude.

I hope you take the time today to count your blessings and to be truly grateful!

Happy Thanksgiving.