Reflections on Gratitude
What is the meaning of gratitude? Simply put, it is the quality of being thankful and showing appreciation. We all have something to be thankful for. Each of us has done something extraordinary in this lifetime. Have you ever had a moment when you sit back and marvel at your accomplishments? Just to say “Wow”, to be proud and grateful for your abilities? Isn’t that a fulfilling experience!? If not, I encourage you to reflect. You are wonderful and have done wonderful things! What if you did this more often? Here is what it would do for you…
How often are you grateful? Perhaps during Thanksgiving at that time when you go around the table and state what you are thankful for? That’s a great start! I’m sure you are grateful again around December 25 or so but what if you were grateful every single day?
1. What do you like about the earth?
2. What do you enjoy about your work?
Flexibility, pay, fulfilling, benefits, coworkers…
4. What do you enjoy about your home?
Décor, windows, your favorite spot, new pillow, faces the sunlight…
I know it can be hard but keep the negative answers out of this! Some are so accustomed to negativity that it flows so freely from their mouths. Have you ever been on your way out to dinner and been asked what you want to eat? Did you tell the other person what you didn’t want? That wasn’t the question! Don’t do that in your gratitude journal! Really reflect on what you enjoy about life and record it as what you are thankful for in your journal.
Are you up for the challenge?