Be Grateful, Be Blessed!!!
The power of the gifts of gratitude is to fill your heart with gratitude, and happiness will come to you! Being graceful or showing gratitude can help people feel more positive and improve their health. Before I go bed every night I write down three things I am grateful that happen that day in my gratitude journal.
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What Does the Gifts of Gratitude Mean?
According to the dictionary Gratitude means thanks and appreciation. Gratitude, which rhymes with “attitude,” comes from the Latin word gratus, which means “thankful, pleasing.” When you feel gratitude, you’re pleased by what someone did for you and also pleased by the results. It is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Does Everyone Have the Gifts of Gratitude?
Is Gratitude A Gift From God?
Not everyone has the gifts of gratitude, some people will be born with it while others will experience it through trauma or bad life experience. Some people may never experience gratitude in life.
Gratitude is a special gift given to us by God. Gratitude is fundamentally about not taking things for granted. It is being thankful for what we have and receive. Expressing gratitude is beneficial to us even if God is not involved. It is very important that you should seek spiritual guidance in order to receive the gifts of gratitude in your life.
Is Gratitude Really Worth Having?
Sometimes in life you complain about things you don’t have, when in reality you should be grateful for what you already have? You might not have the car you want but its works. It will get you from point A to point B. However, there are those who do not like their jobs or doesn’t want to work at their jobs.
As a result, you should be graceful you have a job. There are some people who do not have a job, are praying and asking God to help them find a job. In fact, there over a hundred thousands people in the world that are unemployed right now.
Be Grateful For What You Have Already
Trust me I understand I have been there but work that job until you able to find a better one. In fact, you should go to work with a joyful heart. Realize that is not your final destination God has something greater for you. Overall, most people should practice having the gifts of gratitude in their lives.
Or you might not have a house or the house you want but be graceful you have a roof over your head. There are many people in the Untied States alone that are living in their cars or living on the streets in dangerous conditions. Look around you, you will simply see many homeless people on the side of the road holding up signs for money or food.
Statistics shows as stated in the Homeless Facts America, “There are more than 552,830 Americans that are homeless and needlessly suffering. It is sad to say that 1 in every 588 Americans is homeless. With around half a million individuals living in a state of homelessness. Despite being one of the wealthiest nations on the planet. The United States struggles with a high level of poverty and homelessness.
Bible Verses About Generosity, Contentment & Giving
- More blessed to give than receive – Acts 20:35
- Give and it will be given to you – Luke 6:38
- The righteous eat to their heart’s content – Proverbs 13:25
- A generous man will be blessed – Proverbs 22:9
- Support those who teach the word – Galatians 6:6
- Sow generously and reap generously – 2 Corinthians 9:6
- I was hungry and you gave me something to eat – Matthew 25:35-40
- Godliness with contentment is great gain – 1 Timothy 6:6
- Content with your pay – Luke 3:14
- Be content with what you have – Hebrews 13:5
- I have learned to be content – Philippians 4:11
- Everything we have and give comes from God – 1 Chronicles 29:11-17
- Rich in all things, generous on all occasions – 2 Corinthians 9:11
- God loves a cheerful giver – 2 Corinthians 9:7
- Excel in the grace of giving – 2 Corinthians 8:7
What Happens When You Show Gratitude?
The interpersonal sharing of gratitude illuminates the gifts of connection, love, compassion and acceptance. Gratitude as an attitude is flexible. We can consciously cultivate gratitude at any moment, even in the midst of suffering. In doing so the experience of gratitude can create a sense of meaning and purpose.
When you show gratitude, great things will come to you, it’s like when people say when you are thankful for what you already have more blessings will come into your life. That’s what happens when you show gratitude. That is the true meaning of the gifts of gratitude!