It has been a week of practicing gratitude - writing 5 things down each day. Not exactly the hardest practice to follow, but I noticed something the other day. I had crashed mid day for a mini nap after being at a conference for three days and getting up at the crack of dawn (and being on, you know what I mean). I woke up to the sun dappled through the oak leaves outside my bedroom window and realized just how lucky I was that I could a) go to the amazing conference and b) take a nap after it was over in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.
That feeling that swooshed over me doesn't always arrive. In fact, I can often just march through life checking things off my to do list or closing the books and moving on. The act of taking just a few moments throughout the day to pay attention to what is going right, seems to be rubbing off.
Sure, it has only been a week and often I am slamming to figure out five things that I am even remotely grateful for (my dog ends up there a lot), but even the afterthought of thinking about gratitude seems to be doing something.
Either that or it was one heck of a nap! Either way I am still practicing and I hope you will chime in with how it is working for you. By the way, it is also World Gratitude Day... not to put any pressure on you!
The photo is from the Etsy shop of WeirdLittleWorld and has these beautiful blocks. Love that they are Martha Stewart font!