Do You Want to Be Happy? Learn How to Be Grateful

As a society, we often take for granted the things that most deserve our gratitude.

You may be asking yourself, “Why should I be grateful?”

The truth is, there are plenty of reasons as to why someone should be, but the main reason is happiness. Everyone wants to be happy, right?

And, there are amazing benefits associated to having a grateful heart.

Studies have shown that people who live with gratitude are less stressed, more cheerful and resilient, have stronger relationships and tend to not complain or gossip about others. They count their blessings and remember to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, including breathing, smiling, laughing, or eating. Everything they receive is seen as a gift, as an opportunity — whether it be a difficult situation or a blessing in disguise.

Watch the video above and listen as Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, talks about how you can meditate on “the gentle power” of gratefulness, and allow the power of gratitude to shift your focus from not having enough to having more than you’ll ever need in your lifetime.

It’s an inspiring lesson in “slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.”