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Gratitude is the Right Attitude!

TulipsWhen you feel grateful for your life, for what you have, for who you have in it, at this very moment in time, it’s impossible not to feel joy!  Happiness is a direct reflection of your internal measurement scale that calculates and tries to balance out what you have with what you feel you lack.  It’s been a few months since I’ve written on this blog and when I thought about what I most wanted to say and what I most felt compelled to share, it is my belief in the power of gratitude.  Viewing life through the lens of gratitude is an incredibly life-affirming way to live!

I’ve written before about my gratitude practice and the impact it’s had on my life but for the last several months, I’ve struggled to keep up with my daily gratitude journal.  I haven’t made it a priority to write each night in my gratitude journal before I go to sleep and I’ve realized how much I’ve missed that time in my day.  To hold myself accountable, I decided to write this post tonight.  I believe in walking the talk, as a good friend of mine likes to say, so if I’m going to put energy into the world about the importance of living a grateful life, then I’m certainly going to practice what I preach and commit to returning to my own gratitude practice!

On that note, I’m off to dust off my gratitude journal and write down a list of 5 reasons/people/things I feel grateful for.  I hope you might consider starting your own gratitude practice (or returning to it if you’re like me and have taken some time away).  If writing every night in a journal doesn’t feel doable, consider writing a quick gratitude list in the notes section of your iPhone.  If you feel up for a challenge, commit to writing (or typing) what you feel grateful for each night for 7 days.  Please comment on this post and let me know how it’s going!  I’d love to hear from you.

It feels really good to be back writing again.  Thank you for reading and following my blog!

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”  – Epicurus

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” – Maya Angelou

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle

2 comments on “Gratitude is the Right Attitude!

  1. Kate Anderson

    Rebecca — I love this post and love the practice. I was introduced to a gratitude practice a year or so ago and it’s helped me keep perspective. I do it with my girls actually. Some mornings on the way to school we will engage in a “gratitude practice” where we will each say three things — we take turns — that we are grateful for. Sometimes we do it as a family at dinner. I like your journaling idea. I’ll commit to doing that over the next 7 days. I am grateful for you!

    • Hi Kate! Thanks so much for reading and commenting on this post! I love that you have a gratitude practice on your walk to school with your girls. What a great way to start your day and to get your daughters in a positive mindset before they launch into their busy lives at school. So happy to hear you are taking the gratitude challenge! I’m challenging myself, too! I’m grateful for you, too!

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