"I wrote an essay in second grade, entitled "Being Greatful." I mis-spelled grateful and I was reprimanded, but I now believe we become great in proportion to how grateful we are. You receive vitality and comfort every time you are grateful"
I want to be great. But more than that, I want to recognise all the tiny little moments of contentment I hardly notice. The tiny little moments that make life worth living, dissolve the disappointments, and gently blow away my personal pain.
I go through life moaning. Not because I’ve got a lot to moan about, but mostly because I like the sound of my own voice. To listen to me, you would think I had the world on my shoulders when the truth is that I have been practising the gratitude habit for such a long time now I know there is very little truth in my mournful wail. So ignore me.
I don’t write in it every day. I know Sarah Ban Breathnach says we should note five things we are grateful for every day, but try as I might, there are days when I have neither the time, energy or motivation to do so. Don’t tell Sarah, but there are even days when I don’t feel very grateful at all. But no matter. While I might worship at Sarah’s feet, I am a slave to nothing, and life’s to short to beat myself up about forgetting to keep a
"I Give Myself a Break & Kudos for a Job Well Done!
I began the Gratitude
Journalwith fervor, but like most things it has tended to be forgotten. Instead of forcing myself to write every night, I leave it by my bedside and write what I’m grateful for whenever the mood hits me. Simple Abundance has taught me to be good to myself and to not feel bad when I don’t write every day but instead cheer myself on when I do find the motivation to do so."
So about the
It is a haphazard affair. There is no order. I write wherever I feel like, on any page, sometimes in the kind of scrawl only I can decipher. I stick things in willy nilly and never worry what it looks like. No-one is judging me. My
And for that I give thanks.
What are you grateful for?