How To Be Grateful For The Good And Graceful When Not So Good!

What is time tested and proven and a fact of life is that nothing is permanent. Life gives us all our ups and downs, and once you accept this as a fact you begin to”not sweat the small stuff,” and it is all the little things, after that very fact. When you can be grateful during the good times and graceful during the more challenging times, ultimately you will come out as the winner.

On the flip side, during the difficult times, the phrase above can help you to remember that it is just temporary. The best thing for you to do is to ask yourself what can I do to make this easier on myself while this challenging time is here? How can I be kinder and more compassionate to myself? In the same vein, you can choose things to do that are healing and perhaps reach out to a friend for support.

The fighting and fixing that goes on in the mind are the product of the fear that this state is somehow permanent, which is ultimately untrue. Think of it this way and remember this ” We don’t notice our teeth when they’re feeling well, but we notice a toothache.” How true this is, yes? How can we acknowledge the right things in life while they’re there without having to wait until they’re gone only to lament and be nostalgic for the “good times”.



Being grateful is a choice, and trials and suffering can refine and deepen gratefulness if we allow them to show us not to take things for granted. When times are good people, take prosperity for granted and begin to believe that they are invulnerable. In times of uncertainty, though people realize how powerless they are to control their destiny. If you start to see that everything you have, everything you have counted on, may be taken away, it becomes harder to take it for granted.

Crisis can make us more grateful – but research says gratitude also helps us cope with the crisis. When we consciously cultivate an attitude of gratitude, it builds up a psychological immune system that can cushion us when we fall. Research has proven that grateful people are more resilient to stress, whether minor everyday hassles or major personal upheavals. It is at and during crisis situations that one has to show their graceful side. When you can project an elegant demeanor during a hectic time, others will see you as a leader who knows how to handle pressure.

The happiest person on earth is not always happy. In fact, the most fortunate people all have their fair share of low moods, problems, disappointments, and heartache. Often the difference between an individual who is happy and someone who is unhappy isn’t how often they get low, or even how small and profound the drop, but instead, it’s what they do with their low moods. How do they relate to their changing feelings? When you observe peaceful, relaxed people, you find that they are feeling good, and they are very grateful.

What truly grateful people do is rather than stumbling and fighting against their feelings, they are Graceful in their acceptance of them.

Until the next time, take good care and be well.


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