I saw a quote by poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. He said, “It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.”
I had to read it twice. A simple meal. A simple conversation. A simple walk by the water. A simple nod of understanding.
But why must we make everything so difficult, complicated, and worry-ridden?
As we celebrate family this weekend, what are the simple things we can be grateful for? And how can those things lead to our happiness in this moment?
Coach and speaker Tony Robbins said, “I do three things for 3 1/3 minutes each: I focus on three moments in my life that I’m grateful for, because gratitude is the antidote to the things that mess us up. You can’t be angry and grateful simultaneously. You can’t be fearful and grateful simultaneously. So gratitude is the solution to both anger and fear, and instead of just acting grateful, I think of specific situations that I’m grateful for, little ones and big ones. I do it every single day, and I step into those moments and I feel the gratitude and the aliveness.”
How can gratitude boost our aliveness today and every day? Take a few minutes to think about the simple things that are everything.