“It's a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
Print and television journalist and author, Germany Kent, brings us this quote on gratefulness, one of the most powerful concepts in the realm of self-affirming, positive thinking.
Gratefulness is a funny thing. Most of the time, we don’t think about it. In fact, we tend to shy away from it, especially when we’re not at our happiest. But when we start paying attention to it, it grows and grows within us, transforming the way we think about our lives.
The transformative power of gratefulness is a powerful weapon against depression. Depression will tell you what you lack. It will make lists and lists of all the things you do not have.
Gratitude does just the opposite.
Actively take note of what you’re grateful for. Grab a notebook and pen and start a gratefulness journal, writing down all of the things you’re thankful for on a daily basis, no matter how small. Before long, you’ll start paying attention to the things that make you glad rather than the things you think you lack.
If you want to beat depression, gratefulness is one of the best places to start. You’ve got a lot of good things going on in your life,and this quote contains the key to discovering it all.