Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer says it so beautifully in "Three Gratitudes." See if you aren't enchanted with her words:
"Every night before I go to sleep
I say out loud
Three things that I'm grateful for,
All the significant, insignificant
Extraordinary, ordinary stuff of my life.
It's a small practice and humble,
And yet, I find I sleep better
Holding what lightens and softens my life
Ever so briefly at the end of the day."
Then she goes on to name the large and the small things of life—from blueberries to her daughter's new job.
What a lovely way to end the day—as she says in the final lines, "...awash with wonder at the sweetness of it all."
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