How many times have you heard people, including me, telling you to be more present? Well, we are never 100% present. Becoming fully present is a wisdom integrating process of a lifetime.
That is why embracing the feeling or the energy of gratitude helps you to experience your life more fully.It lessens your fears so you can become more present each day.
The philosopher Epictetus said: “Practice having a grateful attitude and you will be happy. If you take a broad view of what befalls each person and appreciate the usefulness of things that happen, it is natural to give thanks to the Ultimate for everything that happens in the world” (Art of Living, 1995, p. 109).
Our task is to practice gratitude towards ourselves and others without consequences. It shows our appreciation and generosity for life. And It puts us in a state of receptivity.
Let’s not feel guilty if we are not perfect. We were not taught to be grateful all the time.
But we can reverse this trend and choose to be grateful every day. It’s an intention we can make deep inside our minds. It’s a feeling we can cultivate inside our guts. It’s a smile we express on our faces.
This is the best week of the year to start practicing gratitude.
In the next few days, why don’t you text or call all the people who make or have a made a difference in
your life this year. Even a hint of hesitancy tells you that you are over calculating your move.
Be generous with your compliments and wishes.
Be grateful for the choices you have received.
Chose a symbol that symbolizes gratitude for you and display it to remember to practice gratitude.
Write about gratitude; what it means for you and how you experience it.
Make art to express your gratitude.
Keep sending the right messages to your body. Reinforcing gratitude is good for your well-being.
It washes away negativity.
Remember that feeling grateful is a vibe and that it will attract to you more people who are grateful
in their own lives.