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 French, or 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'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.