Gratitude Comment

I was writing about the gratitude of simplicity earlier today when I was commented on a blog written by someone else. As I was writing it, I realized that I could be writing a post of my own! I decided to copy my comments and paste it here on my own blog! (Is that considered cheating?!?!)

The Four Agreements

The book, The Four Agreements, has been a favorite of mine for some time! You were spot on in your reply to a comment – people take things to seriously! Life was made to be enjoyed. Be yourself. Act naturally. Never try to force something.  In nature, a river simply flows. If it encounters a block, it simply goes around it.

There is simplicity in life – I think we try to make it too complicated. I have recently started to list 1,001 things that bring me more gratitude. I have found that the list comprises of everyday things, not “Big Ticket items.” When you stop taking things for granted, your life becomes more enjoyable!

With that said, I am going to attempt to simplify my life. I am going to start with my home office. Tonight I will be simplifying 25 things (you can read that as I will be removing them from my office permanently – they will be donated, given away, discarded, whatever!) This may sound easy for you, but for me, it will be a challenge!

Leave a comment if you want me to list the items I ‘simplify’! The more comments, the more I will remove.

Be Well.
The Gratitude Guru

Note: This post was updated on Aug 30, 2022, for relevancy.


  1. on September 10, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Gratitude is an act of great people of grace.

  2. Sreenivas on September 11, 2010 at 4:28 am

    I like the part of river going back around a block if it comes on her way… For a moment I feel like enlightened..Thanks for the post

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