Appreciation is one of the most powerful tools we have to make a change.
All too often we find ourselves wishing things weren’t as they are. We want the world to be different, the economy to be different, our partner to be different.
We blame our unhappiness on the situations around us, and make it someone or something else’s fault we’re stuck or in a bad way.
Actually, it is our resistance to the way things are that is causing us the most trouble. It is our insistent desire that things should just be different and the non-acceptance of how things are that cause us grief and pain.
What do we do to change it? Having appreciation for the world around us, for everything, for the people, for the economy, for life itself, is one of the surest ways to shift our energy, and thereby, shift our whole perspective.
Learning to see how we can be grateful for everything that surrounds us, is a discipline whose dividends pay off for years to come, as well changing our current state.
So let’s be grateful for the cloudy days, the holes in our socks, and the under-cooked meal. After all, what’s more important, the world around us or how we feel about it?