This year, everyday I’m writing down at least one thing I’m grateful for. It’s my daily appreciation.
I’m finding it to be a really good practice and it helps me realise everything I have. I used to just say it in the morning (whenever I remembered) or before bed, but I think writing it has a much larger impact. It feels like taking the time to write it down makes it more tangible. In addition, at a glance I can see everything I have written down. That little glance, charting days upon days of good stuff, shows me just how lucky and blessed I am. This comes in particularly handy on crappy days, when nothing feels right :@
Gratitude is a hell of a thing. When you spend time focusing on what you have instead of what you want, you can see how fortunate you already are. That’s not to say don’t pursue what you want. I think it just takes some of the pressure off and you realise what’s really important. You may find that you’re already pretty happy …or that you should be!