“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” – Rumi
Gratitude is a synonym for thankfulness or appreciation. When we experience gratitude, we naturally let go of bitterness, jealousy, and other heavy feelings that have been weighing us down.
Practicing gratitude is easy. Just thank someone. It’s that simple! If you want to take it a step further, write someone a note, get them a small gift, or take them out for coffee. Doing something nice for someone feels amazing, and it’s okay if wanting to feel good is part of your motivation. After all, if the result of practicing gratitude is making someone else’s day a little brighter, your reasons for doing it don’t really matter!
Another way to practice gratitude is to list people and things for which you are thankful. Here’s a brief gratitude list of my own: I am grateful for supportive family and friends. I’m grateful to have income, health insurance, and a roof over my head. Most of all, I’m grateful that macaroni and cheese and Netflix exist. (Just kidding… kind of).
What do you think of today’s quote? What are you grateful for? Please comment below or e-mail me, firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you. Have a mindful Monday!