Practice Gratitude Every Day ~ It's a Small Thing to allow a moment to feel heartfelt gratitude for something or someone. And what we receive from that seemingly insignificant moment, grows exponentially. The practice of gratitude is so important because the more you practice it, the more you realize how much you have to be grateful for. And the more likely you are to see all the possibilities and opportunities that surround you. Those who consistently Practice Gratitude live happier, healthier, more fulfilled lives. That makes them more enjoyable to be around and their positivity influences those around them.
I know it's easy to be grateful when things are going your way or when you get a really great, unexpected surprise. But what about in everyday life? When we give ourselves the gift of consistently practicing gratitude, our entire perspective on our life shifts. We begin to see the abundance that we have, before seeing the lack of what we don't have. We begin to recognize what is working for us, before we complain about what isn't. The little things that used to bother us and cause stress, no longer seem so overwhelming.
Make a point to Practice Gratitude at least once every single day. Expressing it by writing it down, sending a thank you note to someone, or by speaking it. Be thankful for your stack of bills; having a power bill means you have power in your home, making your life easier in ways that are often taken for granted. Or, allow yourself a moment before you begin eating, to feel gratitude for the food that is before you. If you feel grateful to have someone in your life, share that with them and let them know why you are grateful for them.
And when you're having one of those days when you think you can't possibly find anything to feel grateful for....be thankful for waking up that day. Feel gratitude for your hearing, eyesight, or sense of touch. Be grateful that you have a roof over your head. Say, 'Thank you,' the next time you turn on your kitchen faucet and enjoy clean water. There's always something to be grateful for!
Let's make a point to Practice Gratitude Every Day for the following month. And if you already enjoy this practice, continue, and consider celebrating even more abundance in your life.
There is significant power in what we do, no matter how small.