BLOG: THE POWER OF GRATITUDE
Gratitude is an active, powerful, spiritual practice. It allows us to see and experience things differently when we are open to this. It can shift our perspective much like the practice of forgiveness. Gratitude is at the center of most successful people’s daily practice.
All of us have things to be grateful for. Most days I make it a point to begin the day and end the day with the things I am grateful for (this is easier on some days than others). The point is to become aware and conscious of all the daily (small and large) wonders.
Of course it is easier to practice when things are going well. Perhaps some of us do this at the dinner table or before we eat any meal. Many say prayers of gratitude at Thanksgiving, other meaningful holidays or special family get-togethers. In my childhood family, this was the norm at the holidays. My father always said grace.
Although, giving thanks for what we have in the good times and during holidays is still a wonderful practice, it is not particularly life changing or enlightening to do this. Let’s face it, when things are going well we are generally happy and can feel grateful.
What are you grateful for?
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