Thursday, November 27, 2014

Awaken with gratitude

No matter how you plan to spend today, I hope you awoke with a list of things for which you're grateful today. Yes, it's Thanksgiving here in the U.S.

Because I keep a Gratitude Journal, I don't just see today as the one day in the year to be thankful for my blessings. Every day is a good day for gratitude.

What's on your list this year? Even if you don't write it down, it's a wonderful way to start each day. Once you begin a day by thinking of everything for which you feel gratitude, you start to really pay attention and to notice all the good things—many of which escape your notice and are taken for granted as you fly through your days.

And don't just think of the biggies such as your family and friends. Notice colors. Textures. Branches against the blue sky. Sunlight shining on your cat's fur. The sound of your granddaughter's giggles.

It's fun to really pay attention and see what you might have missed noticing before. Any surprises?

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