Gal Gadot interviewed with Vanity Fair and talked about everything. The former Miss Israel star talked about one key concept that is much needed in the world today.
What was the concept that Gal Gadot talked about in Vanity Fair?
Gal Gadot talked about how she practices gratitude every single day.
Here’s a little bit more about the interview and why it matters in the world we live in.
Gal Gadot and the October Vanity Fair Issue
The Israeli film star talked in-depth about her daily experiences in Israel, about her background, and how she was born to a family of survivors. You might not have known about the fact that she has grandparents who made it through Auschwitz and the darkness of that era.
You can probably see why gratitude is a crucial concept in her life. She talked about how she thinks about the Modeh Ani and how it affects her life regularly.
The Modeh Ani, is a prayer in the Jewish tradition that revolves around a primary point in the Code of Jewish Law;“be strong as a lion when you wake up in the morning to serve your Creator.” Because if you win this battle, the rest are lamb chops.”
That’s why Gal Gadot sends a prayer every morning expressing gratitude for the opportunity to spread light in the darkness.
She says it in the morning because it revolves around the idea that you went to sleep and woke up to face another day. That’s seen as a gift and opportunity to do something good every day and contribute to a better world.
Gal Gadot says Modeh Ani when she wakes up to start the day right and be in a better state of mind as she navigates the rest of the day.
Modeh Ani translates to “I give thanks,” and she continues, “every morning I step out of bed and I say, ‘Thank you for everything, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.’ Nothing is to be taken for granted.”
The Attitude of Gratitude
It is easier to fall prey to anger and divisiveness. A large portion of the news borders on the negative; many shows revolve around dystopian futures, and social media is generally filled with anger and sadness.
Meanwhile, platforms like Instagram can engender envy and overall feeling of ‘not making it in life’ due to the lack of frequency in the consumption of avocado toast. The thought process can be ‘others are traveling the world on passive income while you’re going to a job that you may not appreciate’. But that doesn’t help change the situation.
Practicing an attitude of gratitude is not in vogue. The general attitude revolves around discontent, unhappiness, and the inability to fulfill wants.
Now, it can be easy to say that Gal Gadot has it easy, so gratitude is only natural. She has much to be grateful for as she’s seemingly gone from success to success. Conversely, one can point to other successful people who lean on drugs, alcohol, and other vices while seemingly having it all.
Regardless of the situation, there’s always something to be thankful for. This is true even amid a pandemic. The 2020 epidemic is causing economic effects and taking lives but is marginal in comparison to the Spanish Flu.
The CDC notes “it is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.”
The irony here is that we’re comparing one event to another and feeling better because it is not as bad. But if we were to take the present moment all by itself, we would see that there’s a whole host of aspects to be grateful for.
Gadot’s practice of gratefulness makes sense as it hones in on the positive and what is going well instead of fixating on the negative.
The holidays are right around the corner; it is a time to think about community, family, friends, assistance, and betterment. Indeed, hardships are present at times but gratitude, creativity, and community.
Seek ways to express gratitude and share it with others during this season but also throughout next year.