Did you begin your day with gratitude? When you awoke this morning, did you think of at least three things for which you are thankful? Or do you prefer to end your day giving thanks for things that you noticed and experienced throughout the day?
Gratitude is such an essential piece of living a life that's filled with awareness. I know I've said this in multiple blogs before. And I'll say it again—because it truly is a life-changing practice. It's difficult to feel angry and hateful when you have an attitude of gratitude. It's tough to be envious of others or lash out at them when you're grateful for the many blessings of your own life. Gratitude is a game-changer, simply put.
Even if you don't have a formal practice of gratitude (writing in a gratitude journal, for example, or keeping a gratitude jar—into which you place a slip of paper each time you think of something for which you're thankful), it can be an important part of your life. Over time, gratitude will change how you are in this world—and change what you see each day and how you see those things.
How do you practice gratitude?