Today I am grateful for chocolate, Netflix, fuzzy socks on this winter day, being able to help others, hot showers, finding money in pocket put there weeks ago and forgot about it, my family, my good health, my friends…For some years now I have had a personal practice of every night before going to sleep I write down or in my head run through all the things I am grateful for from that day that has just past or the days before and then I think and dream about all the things I am looking forward to in the future. All things known and unknown.
It has been clear for some time now the benefits of this practice. One is how much I feel a difference in seeing more of the abundance that surrounds me instead of focusing on the lack. And the more I am grateful for the more things arrive to be grateful for. Recently I started a gratitude group with a few friends every day we message each other and to share the things we are grateful for. I have been surprised how reading the things others are grateful for brings me joy. Another thing to add to my gratitude list 🙂