Gratitude: Happiness comes from appreciation

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It’s the middle of the night. I lie in my bed, hear the sound of the sea, take a quick look at my mobile phone – it’s 3:30 a.m. As I try to fall asleep again a sea of ​​thoughts come over me, a tidal wave of emotions.

I guess, I don’t need to tell you again that we have completely embraced Capetown and fell in love with it.

Every evening after another wonderful day that we have experienced here, I lie in my bed and review everything. The day with all its beautiful memories, its unforgettable moments and its indescribably beautiful, funny and memorable situations that we experienced together.

What does that do to me? Thousands of emotions are created. A roller coaster of emotions. But one thing stands out every day – gratitude.

Perhaps it is due to the fact that we are currently traveling to a third world country or maybe it is because we can count ourselves lucky to start such a long trip at all.

So when I lie in my bed every night and think about the day, gratitude comes over me. Because it starts with the smallest things, the basics that you should never take for granted.

“Thank you for being healthy. Thank you for having a roof over my head. Thank you for having food every day and thanks for running water. Thanks for enjoying an education. Thanks for… “

I could go on like this for hours. But you shouldn’t only be aware of the basic things that are too natural for many for us.

I am also grateful that I was able to turn my hobby into a profession. Thankful that I can travel the world with my two best friends and that we can work from anywhere. I am grateful that I was able to get to know the love of my life and spend the rest of our lifes together. I am just grateful to be happy!

When I think about gratitude, feelings of happiness are automatically released in me.

“Does gratitude have anything to do with positive thinking?”
“And are grateful people happier at the same time?”

I think so. How often are there people who are always looking for a needle in a haystack. No matter how perfect the day or the vacation or your whole life may be, there are people who always find something negative. Is it the dissatisfaction? In my eyes, these people are not simply satisfied. And that’s not because they have high expectations, much more because they are not thankful.

Think about it. Because if you appreciate the little things, you’re automatically happier in life. 

xo Kira

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