Gratitude Leads to Happiness

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon.

This, I feel, is what many people misunderstand about joy, contentment, and happiness in life.

If you spend any time at all reading travel memoirs, a curious pattern appears… a dichotomy. Travelers are most impacted by a single realization… that it is often the poorest people in the world who are the happiest.

If you don’t have many material possessions, you often appreciate truly what you do have, and it is that appreciation that makes you content.

I try to live every day recognizing that I have so much more than so many people in this world. For that alone, I am grateful.

Want happiness?

Practice daily gratitude.

* I took the above image with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i in October of 2017 in Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia. The image is of a smiling tourist guide filling a water bottle at the Small Onofrio Fountain adjacent to the east gate of the town to the joy of her onlooking tourists. This fountain was designed by Onofrio della Cava in 1446 in a Renaissance/Gothic style and was installed to bring the public water supply into the city.

 

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