We often regret and crib about things we don’t have – “I don’t have a car” or “I don’t have an LCD television”. We get so lost in our ordinary complaints that we forget to think about those who are deprived of the basic amenities like food, water or shelter; or even worse – of eyesight, hands or feet. We never realize that there are so many beautiful gifts that God has given us. We never realize that we are actually fortunate and blessed.

So how about doing things a little different today? Think about all the things you have; all those things in your life that you should be grateful for, thankful for. It is the attitude of gratitude that will give you true joy.

Author's Bio: 

RVM is a 'Positivelife' philosopher, an Author, Speaker, Poet, Singer, Philanthropist and Motivator.

He was one of the earliest, successful Indian retailers who transformed retailing in India through his stores – Kids Kemp, Big Kids Kemp and Kemp Fort , Bangalore.

At the peak of his career, he decided to move away from his retail business and dedicate his life to more meaningful humanitarian work. He is now a well respected philosopher, poet, singer, speaker, motivator, author and philanthropist.

He started a Trust which has built the 125-bed capacity RVM Humanitarian Home for the destitute and needy. He also started the RVM Humanitarian Hospital, which is growing from a 150-bed charitable hospital to a 1000-bed one, offering free medical services to the poorest of the poor to reduce pain and suffering.

His spiritual efforts to spread the power of faith led him to build a 65 foot statue of LORD SHIVA at the Shiva temple, Old Airport Road, Bangalore which has now become a revered spiritual destination.RVM has devoted his life to spread the RVM philosophy, which stands for Rejoice, Value life, Make a difference. To share this exciting way of living, he has authored many books, some of which are I Wanna Be Happy, The A To Z Of A Life Philosophy, PEPower and Succsex.

He hopes to help others to discover a way to live a more meaningful life with a purpose, thereby making a difference before their life's journey ends.