There is a direct positive correlation between gratefulness and happiness.
Obviously life can be tough and the human predication for negativity can make it hard to see what you can be grateful for. But some light will be there even if it's just hope and can be nourished.
You do not need a religion to be spiritual.
Being religious is fine but no prerequisite to being a spiritual seeker. The intrinsic need for spirituality does not need a dogmatic religion - the methods are enough.
On p. 22 of the Ebook I lay out how you get a positive mindset in a simple way that anyone can practice.
If you like to dig a little deeper go ahead and check out my ebook Spiritual Punk.
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