What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
For me, simple gratefulness is like a spiritual happy pill. It is nearly impossible for a grateful state to coexist alongside a depressed state. It has been said that depression has a root in repressed anger.
Gratitude has the power to reverse anger and lead you down a better path. I invite you to set aside 1 minute each day this week to simply go through a list of things you are grateful for. Here are a few to have on your list:
be grateful for your family.
be grateful for your friends.
be grateful for your job.
be grateful for your co-workers,
be grateful for where you live.
be grateful for your health.
Let your overflow of gratitude make it a better world for those you encounter. Thank people who have helped you in the past. Thank people that help you today. Be conscious to give credit to others when it’s appropriate.
What other areas of gratitude come to mind that you can add to your list?