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How To Be Grateful Everyday Even If Life Is Hard And Not Perfect

how-to-be-grateful-when-life-is-hard Do you find something in your day to be grateful for? Life’s disappointments and struggles are not easy to find gratitude for, but they can become incredible paths of growth if we find the lessons in them. Most of the time, our frustrations in life comes with our own expectations. We expect people to behave a certain way, treat us with compassion, respect and honor but the reality is – some people won’t. Because they will lose their tempers or act foolishly, regardless of how we treat them. This must be accepted. Don’t lower your standards, but do remind yourself that removing your expectations of others—especially those who are being difficult—is the best way to avoid being disappointed by them. You will end up sadly disappointed if you expect others will always do for you as you do for them. Not everyone has the same heart as you. Not everyone’s heart is filled with genuine gratitude. When you’re forced to deal with a difficult person, you can be grateful for having other people in your life who are far less difficult. You can be grateful for having a way to practice being better at patience, communication, and tempering your expectations. You can think of this person as a teacher, who is inadvertently helping you to grow stronger as a person. And, at the very least, you can be grateful for them because they serve as a great reminder of how not to be. [click_to_tweet tweet=”life’s disappointments and struggles are not easy to find gratitude for, but they can become incredible paths of growth if we find the lessons in them” quote=”life’s disappointments and struggles are not easy to find gratitude for, but they can become incredible paths of growth if we find the lessons in them” theme=”style2″] Sometimes, life can be extremely challenging and frustrating. If your’e at this stage in your life and you’re probably thinking well, what’s the reason to be grateful? Well, I found these incredible ted talks that will surely change your perspective.

How to be happy? Be Grateful!

He explained the clear connection of happiness and gratefulness. He made an interesting question that goes like this “Are the happy people the ones who are truly grateful? Or is it the people who decided to be grateful whatever the circumstance they’re in?” Think about. Watch the entire ted talk by David Steindl-Rast and be amazed! Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. The part of the video where he shared the different views of a child versus the old man it will make you think a lot of your own life. Go watch it until the end!

Now, it’s your turn…

The bottom line is that life’s disappointments and struggles are not easy to find gratitude for, but they can become incredible paths of growth if we find the lessons in them—if we start to see everything as our teacher. Truly, the best time to focus on being grateful is when you don’t feel like it. Because that’s when doing so can make the biggest difference. In the comments below, add your answer to this.

What’s something little you’re truly grateful for, that you often forget to appreciate when life gets hectic?

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