Grateful people are humble people. In other words, they are humbled out of gratitude.
The face of the grateful is covered with serene beauty. When gratitude becomes a habit of the soul, with beauty on the face instead of greed, there is an old saying called “stealing joy”-secretly and secretly joy, which can generally portray the grateful. Their joy is not for small gains, but for great gains; it is not a momentary gain, but a momentary gain. This kind of gain and joy is obtained from all things in the world. The breeze and the bright moon, the first spring buds, the young children’s learning, and the family reunion, all feel that this life is rare in this life, and I am deeply moved. Every time I give birth to gratitude, my face is beautiful.
Yes, gratitude brings beauty to people’s appearance.
Gratitude is a habit of the soul.
Habits are behaviors that are repeated every day. If the repetition is trouble, the emotion is close to depression. If the repetition is grateful, the result is joy.
The question is, how many happy events in the world can one take gratitude as a habit? How old does it take to be an official (promote one level every day), how much money you make (one thousand yuan more per day than the previous day), and how many lottery tickets you buy (each one wins) to make one take gratitude as a habit?
Perhaps the opposite is true. Those who have made huge gains do not necessarily have a heart of gratitude. They feel that the position and money are inevitable and do not want to be grateful. Grateful people are some humble people. Humble people may live at the bottom and may encounter more difficulties. There is a wall between difficulty and joy, and when it is opened, there is light. People who work hard, are overjoyed and grateful for every little gain. They continue to work hard, keep harvesting, and continue to be happy, and gratitude then forms a habit.
The reason why people are humble is that he draws a very high place in his heart to place things he respects. Respect nature, respect parents, and respect friendship. The respected person places a business position, and the respected person humbles himself. Like the spring water flowing continuously to the lower places, the humble people get joy out of gratitude, and the bit by bit merges into a pool of water. People call this pool “grateful heart”. The image of the picture reflected on the pool is the people and things they are grateful for.
The arrogant person is crowded with self and self-performance, unable to find a place to be grateful. Who do arrogant people need to be grateful for? They are not grateful, but desperately need others to appreciate them.
The innocent people hear the bird singing, and thank the bird for bringing such a good song, which makes the morning so exquisite. The arrogant person has no place for a bird in his heart, nor does he lose the opportunity to listen to the bird’s singing. The stunners created by God—birds, flowers, dew, and clouds—have no reflection in the hearts of the ungrateful. He didn’t know how many beautiful scenes he had missed in his life, only a dry self was left.
Grateful people not only have beauty on their faces, but also appreciate beauty. The grateful person is really an excellent artist. The beauty of the grain in the bowl, the beauty of the cotton cloth on the body, and the beauty of dripping water from the eaves, the ripples that form in the heart of the grateful are called gratitude. The series of ripples are the fluctuations of the soul, and the expression on the face is the joy of gratitude.
One thing needs to be clarified-gratitude is not a cheap compliment. Compliments are always counterfeit products, and the word should be changed to “competition”. Do you think your praise is worth the hard work of others? Others pay only for your easy and smooth words? By doing this, you belittle the help of others, and you value the function of the language too much. Grateful people sometimes do not express gratitude in words, but also act. There is nothing wrong and necessary to express gratitude in words, but sincerity is more necessary than words. The clever and charming people use words to thank people. Have they ever expressed their gratitude to the river, the sky and the earth? No, they don’t think the world can hear it, and it’s not worth talking about. They didn’t thank Tiandi at all, because Tiandi didn’t give him any money. This means that there are also scammers in the team of grateful people. They are not moved, they use favors as business, and the currency of settlement is language.
When you see people who are grateful, you don’t need to ask them why and what they are grateful for. They picked up the rice grains from the floor and put them into their mouths. They stumbled with a pair of rotten cotton socks, whether to throw them or not. They are frugal, but generous to others-generosity is a hard indicator of grateful people. A grateful person is easily satisfied, knows blessings and cherishes blessings. Their value coordinates are vertical, comparing with their own past, not horizontally competing with others. People who are grateful have the ambition to benefit society and practice it bit by bit. They must be practitioners, and gratitude does not stop at words and wishes. Repaying others and the society, gratitude should be implemented.
What do people who are grateful get in gratitude?
The grateful said that they didn’t think about getting anything. But they did get one thing, which is the nutrition of the soul. If we admit that people have a mind, it is equivalent to admit that the mind is a living body, with growth and death. The growth of the mind requires water and nutrients. Gratitude is the best nutrient. It comes from inside the body without any false external demands. Just like kindness is the water that pours the soul, the grateful person is cleansed because of gratitude, and the soul is full and growing. Is the return big? Very big, they gradually become rich.
Gratitude is just a striking flower on the tree of kindness, it does not exist in isolation. There is no grateful and cold-hearted person, just as there is no generous and stingy person. Kindness, cherishment, remembering the benefits of others, staying away from rhetoric, knowing love, keeping the blushing mechanism, and humility are the characteristics of a good person.
People who are grateful are generally kind. They have excellent “moral memory”, which is a word I invented to say that a person remembers the benefits of others and never forgets them. Some small offenses, small unhappiness, and small frustrations from the outside world will be melted by moral memory, just as unsaturated fatty acids can melt saturated fatty acids to form a reasonable content of cholesterol. Kindness means that a person is not easy to be irritated, and is not easy to turn against each other. He stores the advantages of others in the thick soil of his heart. This is another explanation of gratitude and the reason for kindness. The mean people are more intelligent, quick to talk, and quick to heart. The mean people have a lot of anger in their hearts. They are not necessarily unkind, but they are not dull enough and their hearts are thin. If you cultivate a lot of thick soil and think more about the beauty of heaven and earth, and the beauty of life, you can turn the thin into thick. Gratitude is actually a way of personal cultivation.
There is another misunderstanding of gratitude, which is the same as the commodity exchange of primitive people. If you retaliate on the basis of friendship, there is nothing wrong with it. If you feel pressured to be grateful and barter, it is almost stingy, or it is called “interpersonal stress disorder.” Why can’t you accept gifts from others brightly and joyfully? Can bear it without losing the true qualities of a gentleman, return it in a hurry, and feel stingy. Gratitude is not an equivalent exchange. Goods have a price, sincerity is priceless. If the equivalent exchange is arrogantly called “grateful,” you take a handful of green onions in the market and pay the lord of the onion one yuan, do you thank him? If so, wouldn’t we be grateful to the sellers of steamed buns, candied haws and marshmallows, and even sellers of pirated discs every day? This kind of gratitude does not make our hearts purified by buying steamed buns. The greatest benefit of gratitude to people is to purify the soul, thinking about the shelter of heaven, thinking about the love of relatives and friends, and it is always unforgettable. In this process, the mind activates a function similar to anti-virus, and the disadvantages are reduced, and the benefits are increased. This is not something that can be obtained by reciprocation. The spiritual gain can go beyond the material level.
Gratitude is a habit of the soul. It is not a habit to be grateful for one person. “En” is history and culture for anyone. The conveniences and guarantees that modern people get are rooted in history (such as the invention of penicillin) and culture, allowing people to gain a basic recognition of good and evil, and a general understanding of art and beauty. The category of “en” also includes the intervention of countless people you don’t know and will never meet in your life, such as food, medicine, information and transportation. Greater benefits are global coverage, such as reducing carbon emissions. Gratitude cannot be narrowed down. The expression of gratitude is not to sing and dance to thank all the audience in front of the TV, but to form a mechanism in the heart that knows how to cherish. The mechanism is a habit. In this habit, people know beauty and appreciate beauty, and they know how to control and respect. Joy in peace.