I don’t need a reason to be grateful, even though there are plenty of reasons for all of us to be thankful.
Gratitude promotes health, improves our outlook on life, helps us handle stressful situations (with less stress), strengthens relationships, and promotes a balanced life.
- Do you want good health?
- How about a positive outlook on life?
- Do you want to feel less stress?
- Have better relationships?
- Do you want to live a balanced life?
“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.” ~Annette Funicello
I’m not writing about gratitude only because it’s November and Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. The reason I’m writing about gratitude is because I’ve fallen off the gratitude wagon!
I used to make gratitude lists almost every day. I used to feel a sense of peace and serenity in my life due, in large part, to my attitude of gratitude!
Somehow over the last few months while I’ve been struggling with health issues and making some major life changes, well, I stopped practicing mindful gratitude. Gratitude became something I thought of when things were good, instead of knowing things were good because I saw there is good in every day.
I miss my gratitude, so I’m challenging myself, and you, to join me on a gratitude project!
It’s not about listing something we’re grateful for every day- it’s more than that- that is far too easy. It’s about looking at our lives and seeing all the little things that are great, even when we may feel discouraged or something doesn’t go our way. It’s about celebrating the little things as enthusiastically as we celebrate the big things.
“When you are grateful for the smallest things in life, contentment just overflows.” ~Rubyanne
Get going! Get gratitude!
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