It’s not as easy as you may think to show and practice gratitude. It requires awareness. And awareness requires us to slow down enough in this lighting speed world we live in, to notice. Gratitude requires intention. I’ve found with practice it has had the power to bring me great healing when I need it for myself and for others.
I’m incredibly grateful for my life I’ve lived to this point. The bad decisions, the risks, and the great decisions as well as success it’s brought me. For many around the world, today marks a day to reflect and pause to be thankful for what we’ve experienced and have.
Gratitude is such an amazing tool that we can use, the benefits of which can work pretty much in every area of our lives. It can improve your personal health, increase your empathy/compassion skills, give you better resilience, help you sleep better, and just give you the positive mojo you need to live a better life.
How can we become more intention with gratitude? I’ve learned about or found some questions we can ask ourselves to get started with:
- What are three luxuries you have taken for granted? Why?
- What could you be grateful for that made you laugh or smile today?
- Who or what makes your life easier?
- How are you truly lucky right now in this moment?
- What’s something you’re looking forward to in the future?
I want to end with a thanks and a quote.
I want to thank you all for following, viewing, commenting, and just checking out this journey with me over the last 22 days. It’s meant a lot to get those views or likes. It’s given me the fuel to keep pushing myself with each post to write. This platform has made me a better person in the challenge of providing quality for you and confidence that I can do it. So, thank you! I hope you can continue to find something in what you read on this site. I’m certainly going to keep writing.
Now the quote:
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough. – Melody Beattie
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!