In our busy lives, full of targets and deadlines, responsibilities and commitments, hopes and aspirations we can sometimes be so busy and stressed that we forget what we have to be grateful for.
When was the last time you paused to be grateful for the food you eat, or the home that shelters you, or the friends and family who support you?
It’s all too easy to take the things and people in our lives for granted, and it can be a real challenge to find time to stop and catch our breath, never mind to stop to cultivate gratitude.
But give it a try, you may find it well worth the effort. Being grateful for what you’ve got allows you to:
- pay more attention to all the gifts you already have
- evaluate what you have without comparison to others
- appreciate that all you have is a real gift (especially the big stuff like friends, family, health, peace of mind – and sometimes even the bad stuff that might have made you stronger, wiser, kinder)
- have awareness and appreciation for the people and possessions and qualities that fill your life
Every day, write down three things that you’re grateful for and watch your peace of mind grow!