Gratitude. The Best Thing to Grow
If I have learnt one thing these past few years, it is the more gratitude you have, the more shows up to be grateful for.
Last year I began a daily gratitude journal, writing 5 things every day. They were as simple as finding a parking meter with 20 minutes left on it, or receiving a discount I hadn’t planned on, or finding $5 in a pair of jeans. It is amazing how your outlook improves when you take notice of your blessings.
In a world full of disasters, both natural and at the hands of humans, value the here and now. Too many of us live in the fantasy that “life will be better when...” Appreciate what you have, when so many have not.
Mahatma Gandhi said it best:
“I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man with no feet.”
Be present. Notice your blessings. Cultivate your gratitude daily. Someone opens your door, genuinely say thank you. A co-worker buys you a coffee, pay it forward. Recognize all that you have, and know that it is enough.