The first key I talked about was to live in the here and now. Key #2 is to be grateful. Happy people focus on what they have and not on what they don’t have or what they would like to have. Happy people are grateful for what they have and receive and recognize that their life is already blessed.
You can’t be happy when all you do is focus on what you don’t have. When you focus on what is missing from your life you can’t help but make yourself depressed.
We are and we become what we think about and what we talk about most. Pay attention to what you don’t have and you become negative and unhappy. Pay attention to what you already have, to how blessed you already are and you will not only stay positive and happy but you will also attract more of the good “stuff” into your life. Why is that? Because, when you are happy you are more motivated to do more and to try different things which gives you a better chance for more happiness and success.
To change your focus from what you don’t have to what you do have, do this exercise every night for the next 30 days. If you do it in writing, it will work for you.
Get a notebook and every night before going to sleep write down three things you are grateful for. Try to make them relevant to that day. Don’t just write the same three things every night. Writing I am grateful for my parents, children and my nice house every night for 30 days will not change you. Put some thought and effort into it. Next, write out why you feel grateful for each item you chose. Then, close the book and go to sleep. Your positive, grateful thoughts and feelings now get to percolate all night in your subconscious mind. After 30 nights of this, you will find yourself feeling more positive about your life and you will be happier.