This time of year is an excellent time to find or maintain an attitude of gratitude. When you think about your life, acknowledge something to be thankful for. Gratitude keeps you humble and focused on a simple yet fulfilling life.
Each morning is an opportunity to wake up to a shining sun and a reminder of the potential that a new day brings. Unfortunately, many people miss the chance to make adjustments by overlooking the blessing of a new day.
Think about the biggest lesson that living in gratitude can offer and how you can incorporate this into your day-to-day life.
One of the things we do to maintain gratefulness is starting a Gratitude Jar. You may be thinking, “what is that?”. Each day, at the end of your day, write down one thing you’re grateful for on a piece of paper, then fold it up and put it into an empty jar. At the end of the month, take out all your notes and reflect on them. Start over at the beginning of each month.
The Gratitude Jar is an excellent way to become aware of all the good you have in your life. When things feel bleak, gratitude can bring you joy.
Gratefulness also reveals itself in the form of being thankful. During the Thanksgiving holiday, our family goes around the table to express what or who we are thankful for. Doing this is also a great way to build comradery with those you care about and respect.
Ask yourself which parts of your journey through adulthood you are most thankful for.
Today, make gratefulness a recurring theme in each of your experiences. Always be thankful for the opportunities you receive because we only get one life to live.
We’re rooting for you!
Avery and Brian