Monday, April 22, 2013

Grumbling & gratitude

It's already been a week since tax day. I'm sure that's not a favorite day for most of you. It's not mine either.

I have to remind myself, however, that I pay taxes because I actually have some income on which to pay them. I try to reframe the whole thing and be grateful for that fact. I also think about the things I take so for granted: schools, roads, bridges, police and fire officials and all the many things that are made possible because of those taxes.

I feel the same about housework. I really don't enjoy it at all. It seems like a boring chore to me. Besides, it's hard on my back. But here's the thing: I am most grateful to have a home—and one I really like.

I don't want to sound like a Pollyanna. But I would like to do less complaining and more thanking and savoring. I want to live with a grateful heart—not a grumbling heart. And that really starts with my attitude.

So what can you reframe today that enables you to enjoy a grateful heart?

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