Attitude of Gratitude

Nov 25, 2015

I’ve always considered the holiday season a good time to reflect on how things are going in my life. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to work on my  “attitude of gratitude”. It’s so easy to take things for granted, but it’s worth the time and effort to be grateful and appreciate things.

This takes some doing – you have to actively look around and consider your life to recognize what you’re grateful for. Many people keep a gratitude journal, but you don’t even have to do that. Just pay attention every day and give thanks for what’s good.

Doesn’t have to be big stuff either, like a trip or a new car. Being grateful for small things makes your list of things to be grateful for much bigger. Some of mine include:

  • the pure joy my dog radiates when he’s chasing a frisbee
  • my husband taking my car to be washed
  • how I feel after a walk in the woods
  • how my kitchen smells when I make soup
  • a really good glass of red wine

What are you grateful for? Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and think about that.

Oh, and one last thing to add to my gratitude list: you. Thank you for the support you give me throughout the year. I think you rock.

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