Practice Gratitude ~ Make it Your Default Position ...
….and watch your life transform for the better.
A Sense of Wonder
When I think about creating a feeling of gratitude in my life I just want to stream words …
… so here goes …
~ magnificence ~ all that is ~ curiosity ~ and all that brings ~ happiness ~ and all that offers ~
~ the small things ~ sometimes minute ~ sometimes hard to find ~
the hidden things ~ so often forgotten ~
~ the ordinary things ~ so often taken for granted ~
~ the unexpected things ~
~ moonlit nights ~
How delighted I am when the printer works ~
How thankful I am for hot showers ~ fresh fruit ~ bananas ~ daffodils ~
Black coffee ~ Paris ~ trains ~ seaside ~
Shakespeare ~ jazz ~ dancing ~
The morning I wake up and the sun is shining … and when I open the window a cool gentle breeze whispers across my skin and bird song heralds the beauty of the day.
I am transfixed.
A text from a friend. I smile.
A glass of orange juice. I feel energised.
The prospect of a walk in the spring sunshine. I am delighted.
When you're really not in the mood ....
OK. I know. Sometimes … maybe often …. having someone tell you to get thankful … be grateful … find the positive ….. is enough to make you want to ….
………………… be difficult?
I mean … who do they think they are … they don’t know … they have NO IDEA HOW HARD life is. No idea at all. In fact they are just plain … well … annoying …
I’m just glad there’s chocolate …….
Even on dark days, or during difficult chapters of our lives ... it is possible ... not easy .... but possible .... to connect with a feeling of gratitude ...
For something … however small. Focus on it. However briefly. And let your mind generate a moment’s warmth. A moment’s thankfulness.
However bleak the rest of it is, finding a moment of gratitude can help us forward and into hope and faith.