Gratitude is a powerful gift we give ourselves. When we are grateful, it’s impossible to be unhappy. I read that in a book yesterday that’s published by Hay House. My neighbor and friend, Maru, had borrowed it from the library and let me read it. It’s true.
I tested that theory yesterday. Lethargic and unmotivated, I struggled to do much. Then, I sat down and read a few entries on the power of gratitude. It lifted some of the pall. I wasn’t sprightly by any means. LOL Nor did I dance a little jig and sing hallelujah. (That would’ve been an interesting sight. Charlie would’ve thought I was crazy, er, crazier. 😉 ) The inertia that had settled itself upon me (because, you know, I’m not responsible for my moods and all — grin) abated enough for me to move forward and accomplish a few things.
While I won’t be listing what I’m grateful for here, I am grateful, and I’ll continue to be grateful, even if it’s only that I breathe some days. (Actually, there may be days I wish I didn’t, but I’ll find something else to be grateful for. grin)
Thank you. Reading things on the Internet always gives me things to think about, and it’s good to be reminded to think about gratitude for a while.
I think, for me, it’s time to do it daily. This holiday season has been particularly difficult. Being grateful has helped keep the blues at bay.
Being grateful is like “counting our blessings”. If we stop to think of what life has given us thus far, chances are the magnitude of good draws us away from any bad feelings. Glad it did for you, Marci.
Some days it’s easier than others to be grateful, Ruth, but I keep at it. LOL