Want to live a fulfilled life? Make a gratitude list.
Years ago, I attended a Christian event and the guest speaker (I can’t remember his name, sorry) brought up the idea of a gratitude list. He said in order to live a happy, spiritual life, one must be grateful for everything, even the bad stuff. He went on to say that when our focus is on the blessings, we don’t focus on what we don’t have. What a brilliant concept and something I’ve tried to incorporate into my life.
So, with Thanksgiving only two days away, I want you to sit down and make a gratitude list. It can be as long or short as you’d like. Keep it somewhere handy where you can look at it at least once a day. Read it aloud or to yourself. Commit it to memory if possible.
Need an example to get you rolling? Here is my current gratitude list:
I’m grateful to be alive and have a healthy body.
I’m grateful to have the love of my life, MR N, to share all of life’s ups and downs. No matter what happens, he’s my rock and I’m so grateful for his unconditional love.
I’m grateful for the love of my family and friends. They’re the flowers of life and make my day beautiful (most of the time). lol!
I’m grateful for my spiritual life. I feel connected to the world and God.
I’m grateful for my blog/books/social media followers. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
I’m grateful to live in a safe neighborhood where I can walk to the store, bank and dining out.
I’m grateful to share my writing with the world.
What’s on your gratitude list? Share one thing on your gratitude list below.