Seven Keys to Happiness #2

by Kim Olver

The first Key to Happiness is self-worth. The second key is gratitude.

2. Gratitude

It is human nature to enumerate
the things that are NOT the way we want them to be. We are programmed
to notice when things are off, and not necessarily appreciate when all
is as we want it. This makes maintaining an attitude of gratitude a
challenge but nonetheless something we should strive for. I have
mentioned before that The Law of Attraction tells us that we attract those
things we think about most often. When we are grateful for what we
have, more is bestowed upon us.

I know someone
who believes, “No good deed goes unpunished” and lives his life
accordingly. Another person I know always says, “I have the worst luck.
Nothing good ever happens to me.” And you know what? They are right!
The Universe delivers to them exactly what they expect. There are
others who have similar bad luck but who persevere or find the lesson
in the situation. These people find more happiness and contentment in

Another point about gratitude is to be thankful for what you have. I
love the line in the song that says, “It’s not having what you want;
it’s about wanting what you got!” There’s nothing wrong with wanting to
do better than you are as long as you are grateful along the way. Even
when things are bad, there is always good to be found in it. Life is in
perfect balance and order. Anything with a great deal of pain
associated with it also has a tremendous positive side if we are of the
mind to see it.

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