Some of the best and happiest people I know take some time every day to focus on what they are grateful for. Their lives aren't perfect and they don't expect them to be, but their lives ARE filled with wonderful blessings, gifts, moments of joy, and the pleasure of helping and being helped. Usually, that gratitude starts in the morning.
I find that when I spend some time being grateful in the morning (it begins with prayer and returns during meditation) that I have more moments during the day that spring up spontaneously: joyful, unexpected moments of gratitude.
With so much to be grateful for, I revel in enjoying each of those moments.
How about you?
Here's my gratitude suggestion for the day:Take a deep breath while you contemplate something or someone you are grateful for.
Pause and repeat.
Isn't that nice?
-- doug smith