Gratitude every day changes the way to think and feel throughout the day!
Welcome to another Gratitude post, I suggest you make time to get comfortable, get a drink of cacao or coffee, a journal and pen and start to think of ways to cultivate gratitude.
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“For my part, I am almost contented just now, and very thankful. Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.” Charlotte Brontë
I have so much to be thankful for. All of my needs and many of my wants are met. People who care about me surround me and I am aware of their loving presence. Because of this, I am full of gratitude. So many people in this world go without basic needs: food, shelter, or clean water. Many struggle just to get by each day. When I think about these things, I remember how blessed I am. Regardless of what my future may hold, today I have food, shelter, and clean water and those gifts are worthy of my gratitude. Each day, I take a few moments to remind myself of my many blessings. I think of the people who love me. I take a moment to mentally send love and gratitude to all of them in return. I remember all of the ways in which life is easy for me. I have gifts and talents to share. Many things come easily to me, even when I feel challenged by my life. Other things come less easily to me, but I know that each one is an opportunity to learn. I intentionally cultivate thankfulness for life's challenging situations too. If I ever feel like I have little to be grateful for, and counting my blessings seems not to help, I go out of my way to do a good turn for someone else. By being helpful to others, I remind myself that the world is an abundant place. And when I remember this, I am grateful. Today, I am thankful for the blessings in my life. I take time to be conscious of each of them. With all of this abundance surrounding me, I am full of gratitude.
1. What can I be thankful for today? 2. How can I be of service to someone today? 3. In what ways does being helpful to others increase my own gratitude?