Thursday, November 24, 2016

Gratitude—every day

Today in the U.S. we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Whether you spend it with family, with friends, with a community group or alone, it's a good time to reflect on the gratitude you feel for your life and blessings. And while it's good to use today for gratitude, I invite you—and all of us—to make gratitude a part of everyday life. It truly can change our outlook.

I try to tend to the practice each day. But there are many days when I start out running as fast as I can—and never take the time to reflect. And, really, it doesn't take long. But I simply lose sight of it some days. Even spending two minutes each morning thinking about gifts and blessings—perhaps even just listing three to five of them—can change our attitude for the day.

Before we go to sleep at night is another good time to think of five of the day's blessings or happy moments. It will make sleep come more easily.

What's on your list today?

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