A Note on Gratitude (Part II)

gratitude |ˈgratəˌt(y)o͞od| noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness: she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support.ORIGIN late Middle English: from Old Frenchor from medieval Latin gratitudo, from Latin gratus pleasing, thankful.

 

Gratitude. The simple act of reflecting upon that which we are grateful for should be a daily practice - rather than something that is reserved for special occasions, such as Thanksgiving.

When feeling low, thinking of tiny little things and remarkable things that I am grateful for helps me begin to reset my energy. Journalling is reputably one of the most fabulous ways of tracking down things we are grateful for. 

I am grateful for mom's health. 03.08.2015

I am grateful for mom's health. 03.08.2015

I've decided to reserve more than a Moleskine or Rifle & Co. notebook for my gratitude. I am now choosing to fill a blank wall with words and thoughts (on Post-Its because I wouldn't be able to have something permanent on my wall) that represent things in my world for which I am grateful. When or if I slip into sadness, I will remind myself what makes me tick by looking at the wall and adding something new to it, even if it doesn't come easily. 

I encourage you to write down things you are thankful for every single day, as a daily practice. This routine practice will form a new, positive habit. And, when gratitude is a habit, so is love and good energy. In turn, love and good energy boosts our mood. So, overall, it's a win-win.Yay!

Be good to you.

W xo