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?
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!