Gratitude, Appreciation, & Love

76710407-always-be-thankful-hand-lettering-calligraphy-Unfortunately, it seems like far too many people are living in a perpetual state of always wanting more and it’s never good enough. Material things have become more important than just simply being thankful for what we do have. The never-ending desire for more only decreases happiness and never changes how satisfied with life someone is.

Most people think someone who is rich is happier because they have more money and xB255605all the things an outsider wants. The truth is, no amount of money can buy happiness. Just because someone has a large bank account doesn’t mean they are happy and satisfied with their life, we never know what goes on behind closed doors and fake smiles. These people end up spending less time doing enjoyable activities, less time with family and friends, and stay stressed because they still want MORE!

The way society is in 2020, I wonder does anyone know what gratitude and appreciation mean? The definition of gratitude is, “the quality of being thankful, readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Gratitude has the ability to help people feel positive emotions, Seeing-The-World-With-Eyes-of-Gratitude-1enjoy life more, improve health, and have the ability to build strong and meaningful relationships.

People are satisfied with family and friend relationships more when they are grateful. The ability to be grateful actually can create more happiness, less stress, and less depression. This can also make people feel they have more control over their lives, have the ability to cope with difficult times, and have higher self-esteem.192360d23eb5e2295bc4fef40081ad65

For many of us, Monday through Friday is almost the same, with little to no change. It almost becomes the norm and we perform out of habit, assuming it will always be that way. But things can and do change without any warning.

unnamed (2)What do you do when in less than five minutes everything in life changes? It is a feeling of being lost in the darkest room when your entire world was turned upside down and shook vigorously. You are left to miss the normal mundane life that most probably would think is boring. It makes it much worse when there isn’t a logical reason for this change.

This post has been a little about gratitude and then random thoughts from something I recently went through. After this past Friday, I have not felt my normal self or even think my normal self is worth anything. It is upsetting, disturbing, and offensive when you feel that an illness you didn’t ask for creates even more problems with jobs. Honestly, it has felt like tumblr_lxnjfoOObg1qmdjeto1_500_largethis many times before, like everyone looks at you with pity. The people you work with think because you miss a day or two of work that it is going to be a common thing, but that isn’t true. I think if some of these hateful and judgmental people had to walk in my shoes for one hour, they would not be able to.

I have said this numerous times, but I am going to say it again, everything in life happens for a reason! Sometimes, the things we view initially as a punishment might actually be a reward. There are so many times we may unnamed (1)not fit in with the so-called normal people, but that is okay! Fitting in with people in a society as we have is not a good thing! Also, sometimes when one door closes another one will open, opening this door might lead to wonderful and amazing things!

First, I want to thank Bella at https://thoughtsnlifeblog.com/for the amazing  blogging party she had this weekend! This was a wonderful opportunity to meet some pretty outstanding fellow bloggers! Second, thank y’all for stopping by my site today. Your never-ending kindness and support mean so much toimages (1) me! And finally, I hope y’all had a lovely weekend and you are feeling well. I do look forward to reading your comments for this post, no pressure though! Please never forget that no matter what I might be going through, I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

19 thoughts on “Gratitude, Appreciation, & Love

  1. I really like your attitude of feeling grateful for what we have. Too many people have no idea the meaning of this word. It’s something because in the blink of an eye we could lose everything we have. I believe we’re blessed to have what we have and I ask, why can’t we be satisfied? Why do we always want more? Greed is not a good thing. Think of the people that have nothing or are homeless. Don’t you think they’d be grateful just to have a warm place to sleep? Maybe rethinking what’s important in life would help us be more appreciative for what we have. I’m sorry for what you’re going through. I know when life is going along the same day in and day out and suddenly everything changes that is mind blowing. We tend to have a lot of mixed emotions. We have a tendency to question what did I do wrong? Sometimes it’s nothing you did. I truly believe if we’re not heeding the signs God is showing us he then will send a drastic message. One we may not like but it definitely makes us reevaluate our life. It makes us ask ourself, what can I change in my life to be happier and reach my potential? This is the best time to reflect and change what we can. You will work this out and I hope you put your needs ahead of everyone else. You can do this and I’m here to support you any way I can. All my Love & Support, Mom!!!

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