This reflection on Gratitude is a great reminder about the important things in life:
Gratitude comes naturally to me. I am thankful for so many things. My life overflows with abundance. I see it every time I turn around. In my family, my career, and my social livfe, I am richly blessed. For all these things and more, gratitude comes easily to me.
My career is on the right path for me, and I am thankful for it. Whether this path is the same as the job through which I make my living, or is another one entirely, I feel blessed to have a calling in life. Gratitude is my natural response to this.
The gifts I have to share with the world are valuable and valued, and I am thankful for them. Some are innate. Others, I develop. All of them are worth having, and I count myself lucky to have them all.
If I ever notice myself feeling a lack of gratitude, I take a few deep breaths and look around me. What do I see that is good? Small things remind me to be grateful, from my partner’s hand on my shoulder to a day with perfect weather. I would not want to miss any of them!
Of course, I desire things. This is natural for everyone. However, I know that these desires are just that: wants, rather than anything that indicates lack in my life. All of my needs are met, and many of my desires. New wants just give me opportunities to remember how much I already have!
Today, I am thankful for all aspects of my life. From the gifts I receive to those I have to give, every aspect of my world brings me joy. Each day, I cultivate gratitude for my many blessings.
1. Which parts of my life am I most thankful for?
2. Which parts could I stand to appreciate more?
3. How do I benefit from cultivating gratitude?