Being Grateful

In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy. Marelisa Fabrega defines gratitude as thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. People tend to take for granted the good that is already present in their lives. There’s a gratitude exercise that instructs that you should imagine losing some of the things that you take for granted, such as your home, your ability to see or hear, your ability to walk, or anything that currently gives you comfort.
Kenyans are known to take things for granted and complain from everything to anything. We know one cannot be grateful for violence, corruption, bumper to bumper traffic, bottle neck roads, for injustice, extra judicial killings, for exploitation and degradation of the less fortunate, for political wars, to name a few but even in moments when we are confronted by these difficult things there is the opportunity for which we can be grateful. Be grateful to live in a nation where we are empowered to build our lives into what we choose, regardless of the circumstances into which we were born. Kenya has over 1,000 recorded species be thank you for the natural wonders you have seen in traveling and living in Kenya. There are so many beautiful and grand natural wonders that we take for granted for a minute just be grateful about it.

Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what we want, but an all the time gratitude is; the kind where we notice the little things and where we constantly look for the good even in unpleasant situations. Let us change the narrative, If we start thinking positively about our country we will change it ,start by changing your space and school of thoughts, all great questions are raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people speaking out in prose, or painting or poetry or music, speaking out in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes let that voice speak in silence and the change in the nation you will see and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind in power.

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