It’s only important if you want to enjoy the quality of your life. Let me explain further. We can receive the same thing; say a small gift from someone on a birthday.
One way to go about it is to say to yourself that it’s your birthday and you deserve a gift, why be grateful? Isn’t it how it’s supposed to be? I am entitled to this and this is my right. Why not? Let’s consider that you are not given one for some reason. Will you be disappointed? Most likely yes!
Let’s take the other case scenario, same gift, same situation, but you are profoundly grateful. How much more will you enjoy it now? Instead of something that is a mundane event, it’s now a celebration! And if for some reason you don’t get a gift for your birthday, you are not disappointed. You still had your birthday.
The example above is silly, but if you take the same concept and apply it to the big things in life, such as love, relationships, friendship, health, roof over your head, ability to provide for the family or having someone who wants to do so for you.
Will you be grateful? Will you say Thank You? How much do you want to enjoy it?