Practising GratitudePosted: February 9, 2012
“What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it — would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.”
— Ralph Marston
It seems that we are constantly chasing something – a new fitness goal, weight loss, money, stability, deadlines, chores – the list is endless. We seem to focus on what is missing in our lives rather than what we already have. Practising gratitude can be difficult, but it is something that we can improve daily. Practising gratitude reminds us of what we have been blessed with in our lives, but more importantly, opens us up to the possibility to receive what the world has to offer. It really is simple, gratitude brings abundance.
Here are a few ways we can start practising gratitude:
– make a list of things you are grateful for (mine include family, friends, ability to travel, sunshine, love)
– be thankful when you first wake up, be thankful for a new day, sunshine, rain. Be thankful that you have the ability to get out of bed.
– say thank you to friends and family, thank them for their love, support, or just being themselves.
– say thank you for the small things – a good meal, a great workout, a call from a loved one.
– give yourself thanks – thank yourself for accomplishing something, not matter how trivial it may seem.
Happy practising! Namaste!