A friend of mine stumbled upon this highly recommending video whilst researching empathy.
Please take your time … and watch it.
When you’ve finished watching, come back.
Isn’t that great?
Since expressing gratitude is one of the most contributing factors to overall happiness in your life, let us try it for ourselves.
1. Think of the person who has influenced you the most.
2. Write down why this person has influenced you so much.
3. Pick up the phone to call that person and read out loud what you just wrote.
The value of feelings comes from sharing them.
Of course I had to think of the person who inspired me the most.
It was my great-grandmother.
Being a young adult during Second World War in Poland, she witnessed more cruelty any heart can bear. Despite all this hardship she and her family have been through, she kept her positive spirit, enriching the lifes of people she met with her shining spirit. Where everyone else would get bitter, she would be the light that shines on even brighter. From time to time she would share stories with me I would have never thought of, stories of profound humanity and generosity in this dark times.
My great-grandmother would always see the good in people and point it out wholeheartedly in front of other people. She always saw the good in every situation.
Simply by being herself, it is her who taught me the lessons of being a good person: always seeing the good in people, sharing with others, caring for others, and being the positive change you want to see in your life.
From early on it was her who saw something in me nobody else could see and who would support me more than anyone else. I cannot think of anyone more inspirational than her.
She was a great woman.
Unfortunately she passed away 4 years ago by the age of 96. This year would be her 100th birthday – but to me she will always be my 100 year-old great-grandmother who would always remain positive with a smile on her face and change the lifes of us with her love.
I am grateful beyond measure to have met this person.
What are you grateful for today?
Seize the abundance of happiness that is around you.
Live grateful, and always wear a smile on your face.