A great Christian saintly philosopher Meister Eckhart said, ” If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is “Thank you”, it will be enough.” The habit of gratitude implies that we do not take anything for granted, but are appreciative of all the small and big things in creation.
When we appreciate the wonder and beauty of our bodies and minds, as well as the sun, moon, stars, sky, air, water, plants, birds, animals, and all human beings, then we are truly connecting with the God of all creation. Grateful people are always happy. You might have heard of keeping a gratitude journal. it is extremely helpful to cultivate the habit of gratitude.When we are grateful we do attract more blessings into our life. There need not be any motive or reason for gratitude. It is good in itself, hence feels good.
While we are grateful to all the people that help us in any way and express our feeling, we must deist from demanding or expecting gratitude from others for any help that we may offer. We can remain peaceful that way.Service to others is a privilege and grace given to us for which we have to be grateful to God. Selfless service is the quickest way back to God. .