Gratefulness is the Key to a Happy Life

“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.” — Brother David Steindl-Rast

In my office, which is my “private space” where I spend much of my time, I surround myself with reminders of all of the people and things in my life which I am grateful for. It keeps me grounded in the reality of what is important in life and helps to keep me out of the “something more” mentality. If we continue to look for happiness in something or someone else, we will never find it. Reflect this week on what you already have and ask yourself this question.

“Can I be happy with my life just the way it is right now?”

If the answer is no, then look inside yourself for the solution. You will never find it “out there.”

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3 Responses to Gratefulness is the Key to a Happy Life

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  2. mode20100 August 27, 2010 at 5:13 am #

    A+ would read again

  3. Brijbgoyal January 6, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    yes,you are right.We cant stretch unlimited. we have to be grateful for what we have .

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