One of the best ways I’ve found to generate joy in my life is my gratitude practice.
I do it first thing in the morning as part of my morning ritual.
In my dedicated gratitude journal, every day.
I review the day before and create a simple list of 10 things I am grateful for.
Sometimes the items on the list are as basic as being grateful for my gratitude practice.
Other times they may involve something more complex, such as the day after my accident.
On that day, I was grateful for my life, that my children were snug in their beds at the time, and so much more.
Some days it is a challenge, depending on my thought management.
But it always helps me to see things differently.
To find the good, the joy, the beauty in life.
This has not always been easy for me.
In my former life, I saw the glass half empty.
But and what if were constants in my mind chatter and my word.
Now, I look forward to my gratitude practice, the opportunity to start the day with grateful eyes.
I kick started my gratitude practice by creating a list of 100 people I am grateful for.
At first this task felt daunting, so I wrote daily for a week, reflecting each day on my life.
I started with my present life and progressed backward in time…life with kids, life with my husband before kids, adult life before my husband, early adulthood, childhood…
I was amazed to find that when I was finished I had over 125 people on my list.
I am still adding to that list.
And you are on it:)
Wishing you well
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