Gratitude: can't be thankful enough

It seems that humans are keen on relative comparisons and keep moving up. Humans easily get used to the things they have and keep wanting more. It forms a vicious circle of negativity and pain stemming from continual wanting. The distorted awareness makes us feel that it is never enough, but in fact, it is more than enough. We always forget how fortunate we are; instead we dwell on what we are missing. Life should have been like this. Therefore, we need to keep cultivating gratitude to overcome the tendency to view things negatively. We could appreciate each tiny piece of mental effort people have made to help us, and we could thank anything that brightens up our day: it can be a GPS watch, or a pen, or an e-book reader. Instead of getting new things for the fleeting pleasure, we can savour the pleasant experience of the stuff we fortunately have. Let gratitude transform our life. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”