Sometimes when we are facing difficulties in life it is very easy to get absorbed by negativity and self-pity. We often focus too much on the negative things and we forget to be grateful for all we have in life. Gratitude is something we need to make a part of our everyday life. These are 6 habits that grateful and genuine people have.
1.They take the time to appreciate and smell the roses
Genuine people focus on the small things some may consider unimportant. It is easy to overlook all the good things that happen to us, but if you stop and pay attention you will realize that life is a precious gift you need to cherish to the fullest.
2.They are grateful to people as well
Genuine people also appreciate the people in their life and the things they do for them. Saying a simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way and it is a great way to strengthen your bond with someone.
3.They THANK outside the box
No, it’s not a typo. Grateful people are thankful for all the good as well as bad things that happened to them. They know how to find the good sides of the negative things and learn from them in order to grow as a person.
4.They think about loss and death from time to time
Thinking about loss and how short and uncertain life is may help you appreciate what you have even more. You will be thankful for each day you get and for the fact you woke up healthy today.
5.They take the good things as presents
Grateful people never take for granted the good things they get. They don’t feel that someone owes them anything or that they were entitled to something.
6.They mention the pancakes
Grateful people express their appreciation not because it is polite, but because they feel the need to do so. They are always specific when they do it and will thank you for everything you have done for them, even if you have only made a meal. They appreciate the thought and effort people put for them and will be very specific when expressing their gratitude.