Gratitude can change our lives hugely. But first, we need to take a look at where we are right now. In fact, we possibly need to do a little navel gazing, contemplate many things, and let it all hang out a little. Think of it as spending some time and doing some self-reflection.
Often we are not honest about what parts of life we don’t feel grateful in. We know we’re meant to be thankful and we don’t want to admit that we’re not. It all feels a little naughty. After all, when we were raised as young children, we were taught to say Thank You, to show our appreciation towards others, and overall be nice. There are times when we just want to be ‘loners’ and not share this type of interaction. Even though we know it is ok for some ‘private time’ many people feel this is not ok (psst… it is perfectly ok!)
So spend some time taking a little look inside your life over a range of areas. Once you start to do this, the gratitude will start to flow more freely.
Make a little list. Think about your current life and come up with one chief thing you are not thankful for about it (if there is one), and one chief thing you ARE thankful for (if you can).
The Gratitude Guru