At the end of the first week of the new year, I wonder how your gratitude gauge is?
I have made a commitment to myself to grow in my gratitude. I wouldn’t say that I have lived ungratefully. But I don’t believe I have been mindful of the many many spaces of gratitude. As I lived in that new space this week I found new ways to look at familiar problems. As my annoyance grew that our roof was leaking yet again, I chose to be grateful for all the roof that was not leaking. 🙂 There really was much more dry space than that one annoying wet spot.
I wonder how you are doing in your gratitude. Are there places you can adjust your thoughts to focus on the goodness of all you have? I am aware on this Friday evening that I have a deeper sense of peace as my week has passed me by. There is something fun in finding gratitude spaces and to spend time reflecting on the goodness of what is before me.
I do not want to deny that life can be hard and struggles are real. But I do want to live balanced to the fact that for every hardship or struggle there is something to be thankful for.
Here is to a grateful 2016.