I am grateful for all circumstances all the time.
If you had to choose only one positive emotion to rely of for the rest of your life, gratitude would be the one to pick. For me, it is a constant re-learning of how to refocus my attention to what is working, what is beautiful, and what is present all the time. Remembering gratitude is a way out of the dark into a kind of thinking that connects you to reality.
Learning to feel grateful for all circumstances takes some practice. It requires that we give up the idea that we know how things should be. It is how gratitude creates faith- this belief that we are always in the right place at the right time. This trust in knowing that life works is both the impetus and result of choosing gratitude in every circumstance.
It takes practice to be grateful all the time, so start small. When you wake up, be thankful for your warm bed, or for the sounds, or people around you. When you eat, take a moment to taste your food and be grateful for a moment. Notice the colors of the sky, be grateful. When you see someone laughing, smile and be grateful. Enjoying other people’s joy is an easy way to gratitude. Sing a great happy song.
By stringing the little things together we practice gratitude. The more you do it, the easier it is to keep it going. And when you get devoted to being grateful, the circumstances begin to reflect our gratitude more and more.