Many books and wise speakers have advocated creating a Gratitude Journal. Dr. Wayne Dyer recommends gratitude as a way to invite more abundance in life. To me, basically being grateful is choosing to see what is beautiful in your day, friends, life, etc. Anything can have a beautiful side, despite how dark it could be. Even the dark scary nights are considered in the optimistic minds as serene, calm and relaxing. The echoing noises of insects at night, are considered by others as the ‘feel of outdoor’ or a natural harmonious orchestra. Therefore, to learn how to be grateful is to see at least two sides of the same matter, and choose cognitively to see the positive over the negative. Then, gratitude flows with warm energy throughout your body, and suddenly you start noticing the sun, the birds, the flowers, colors, etc.
Once you achieve that, develop a habit of writing down every day (or be mindful of) at least three things you are grateful for in your day. Soon, you will start seeing your list getting longer each day. 🙂 So open your eyes and start living in beauty! 🙂
Today, I had a good relaxing day, despite all the hassles entailed. I’m grateful for three things:
1- Sipping and warming my hands with a warm and decadent Second Cup Mocha coffee, with Whipped cream. (Doesn’t work otherwise)
2- Relaxing while listening to Il Divo. Lately, I’d been so busy listening to exciting audio-books, so I have not listened to music for a long time as a result.
3- Breathing in the fresh, cool and crisp Autumn air, while contemplating the beautiful yellow, orange, red and brown colors of nature around this time of year.
There’s so much beauty in the world. Join me, and add to my list of gratitude! 🙂