Practice gratitude to feel gratitude. There is no other way.
You cannot give it service with your lips and expect to feel it in your heart.
Let’s ask a few interesting What if questions:
What if what you are talking about is what the Universe is giving you in return? Empty words devoid of feeling?
It is easy to read the wisdom books and memorize the correct terms. I have learned from experience that it is much easier to talk the talk than it is to walk the walk. Many times, when we say we know something it means that we understand it intellectually, but knowing something intellectually and actually living that way are two different things.
What if you substituted the word know as in I know what gratitude is, with the word live as in I live that way in everyday life…would the statement still be true for you?
This is what I mean – most people say they know what gratitude is, but do they really?
Intellectually I may know that gratitude means living with a grateful heart, but do I live my life with a grateful heart?
What if I am I pretending to be something I’m not?
People who live with a heart filled with gratitude practice gratitude every day, in every way they can. They know its true value.
They practice it so they can feel it. They share it so they can continue feeling it.
What if, in the words of Aerosmith, we were to Walk this way?