Stop Complaining, Start Praising

“As you waste your breath complaining about life, someone out there is breathing their last. Appreciate what you have. Be thankful and stop complaining. Live more, complain less. Have more smiles, less stress. Less hate, become more blessed.” – Pinterest

An unknown writer claimed, “A grateful heart is happy and thankful for the blessings that he has received from the Lord.”

As pointed out by, here are signs that show a grateful heart.

You’re not always trying to prove yourself.

You no longer identify yourself by your job or your relationships. When you know who you are, you’re grateful for who you are, and whether others appreciate you or not, you’re content to just be who you are.

You’re not petty.

You may not feel compelled to make insulting remarks if you are full of gratitude. Even when there are real offenses, you do not overreact when perceived slights are absent.

You are a generous person.

The words you speak are magnanimous, you are generous with your resources, and you do not lead a self-seeking life. Why? As a result, you don’t have to worry about hoarding your resources or feeding your ego if you have already been given much.

No “If Only…”

There is no such thing as starting a sentence or thought with, “If only…” Everyone has regrets about the past and hopes for the future, but thankful hearts are able to look forward to future blessings without stress over whether they are coming true.

You’re not trying to get ahead all the time

When you are grateful for all that you have, you aren’t trying to get ahead all the time. Despite pursuing your dreams and goals you feel as though you are already ahead.

By embracing a grateful heart, you can combat many of the insecurities and wounds that damage relationships and drag people down. Take some time to cultivate gratitude in your heart. Your life will be enriched by it, and you will never regret it.


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