For 1,000+ days, I’ve kept a gratitude journal. Here’s what I learned about happiness and fulfillment:
We have one delusion. = achieving something will make us happy and fulfilled forever But here’s the truth: “Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.” @naval Pick your desires carefully.
Our time on earth is short. Acknowledging this makes you realize life can be a fun game and what matters is your experience of reality.
Gratitude for the simple stuff keeps you grounded. “I’m grateful that I have a warm bed to sleep in.” Have you ever thought about how lucky you are to have that?
We have a choice. Reality is neutral and doesn’t judge. To a tree there is nothing good or bad. How we choose to interpret our experiences is up to us.
When happiness is a choice, we can work towards it.
Take the pressure off. Don’t expect if you keep a daily gratitude journal you’ll never have a bad day! I have plenty of them. Part of being human.
Daily gratitude makes you mindful. Mindful of that cool tree you walked by outside your house. Or that text you got from a friend.
If you live life without mindfulness, you are on autopilot. When you’re on autopilot, you can wake up in 5 years and wonder where time went.
Finally- Gratitude makes you stop and appreciate what you have as you strive for more.
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