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How Do I Make Gratitude My Constant Companion?

Human nature is a funny thing. We live in an age of instant gratification, an age of virtually no waiting for anything. We send a text, a tweet, a message or we post, and our expectation is for an almost instant answer or follow or response or reaction. What we want we not only assume we can get, we assume we can get it immediately in just the right color, brand and style. Getting and having have become so easy and expected that we have begun to overlook the value of patience, waiting and doing without. Human nature IS a funny thing. In this age of abundance, we are experiencing a very high rate of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. Why? One reason is that we have all but forgotten the preserving and healing power of gratitude. It’s really simple - for happiness and contentment to flourish, they require gratitude to be their constant companion. Let’s take a look and see how it all works…

Complain Much?

There are certain things in life - at least in this country - that are just simply common. Everyone knows about them and for the most part participates in them, often on a subconscious level. Two of these staples of everyday life, murmuring and complaining, will be our topic. What do people most often murmur or complain about? Do murmuring and complaining have any positive effects? Are there thought patterns that lead to murmuring and complaining? Can we alter our complaining habits?