Give Thanks, Or Not?
I’ve heard that if you live your life “in gratitude,” then you respond to life in a more positive way and with joy. So, this fall I began a daily gratitude practice by trying to capture five of my gratitudes each morning. I want to have meaningful items listed each day and I rarely repeat my gratitudes. Maybe I expect too much from myself or am overthinking (which is pretty typical), but I find this ‘simple’ task to be very difficult. Yet, as I close out 2021, I am going to keep trying to live with gratitude and appreciation. I don’t know if I can keep up with daily lists, but am sure going to try to pause and appreciate things as they are happening throughout the day.
I challenge you to do the same. And, if you already have your gratitude practice, I’d love to learn more about your process and how it is influencing your life.