I’ve been through a lot in my life. In fact, I’m going through a lot right now. (More on that in blog posts to come.) But the power of gratitude is a gift we can give ourselves at any moment. Even in the midst of trials… especially in the midst of trials.
Since the making of this video over the summer, our son Josh has moved to Sarasota. One more thing to be grateful for! I have so many.
One year ago today we left Atlanta to move to Sarasota. I’m just beginning to unfurl the blessings of that move. There have been so many already and I feel like many more are coming.
Sometimes it may seem hard to find things to be grateful for, especially if it hasn’t been a practice of yours. But if you start small with basic things, you can get on a roll.
I am grateful for my breath.
I am grateful for my ability to read.
I am grateful for hearing birds singing.
I am grateful for __________.
And then – more and more things will come into your experience to be grateful for. The really cool thing? The practice of gratitude makes you feel amazing while you’re waiting for them to show up – it’s a win/win!!
Check out my video below to hear my thoughts on gratitude this past summer.
I would be remiss speaking on this subject in not mentioning my amazing friend Elizabeth Hartigan, http://TheGratitudeGirl.com. In fact I was inspired to write this blog on this day because today, January 9th is her birthday. She is truly a gift that was given to the world the day she was born and one I am personally grateful for. Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!