There is always something to be grateful for
- Your breath. Take a moment to feel yourself breathing. Take a deep breath in and as you breathe out, say out loud “Thank you”.
- Your bed. Take a few minutes to lie in bed, even if it is in the middle of the day. Feel the comfort of your body resting upon your mattress, the softness (or firmness) of your pillow. Repeat “Thank you” three times.
- Books. Think about your favorite book and all of those books you have enjoyed reading. Allow the gratitude for books and their Authors fill you.The internet. What a marvelous invention it is! Pause throughout your internet activities throughout the day and give thanks.
- The internet. What a marvelous invention it is! Pause throughout your internet activities throughout the day and give thanks.
- Your food. The next time you sit down to eat, do so mindfully. Savor every bite, taste every morsel, and give thanks to the flavors that are playing on your tongue.
- Your Personal Growth. Think back over the last five years, and think about all of the difficulties you have overcome. You are still standing! Be grateful for all of the lessons you have learned and strengths you have gained.
- Your country. Unless you live in the middle of a war zone, you are better off than so many people. Your focus today should be only on the aspects of your country that make it great, and be fully grateful for them
- Fresh baked anything. Fresh baked bread and cookies have the most amazing smell and taste.Be grateful for their existence. Then bake something.
- Electricity. The power we take for granted. Next time you turn something on, give thanks to the power that makes this possible.
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