Being thankful is a major way to show love and kindness to ourselves. By positively changing the way we view and react to people and events, we tap into our inner core of compassion. A few years ago, I was given a book on gratitude by a friend. It immediately made me realise how negatively I had viewed the world around me up until that point. I had been so self-centred, trying to control every aspect of my life, with any deviations from this plan resulting in “chaos” as I saw it. I took people and possessions for granted. That book was the beginning of my journey in turning my life around and I will be forever grateful for the gift of it. The book was called “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne.
Now I do my Morning Gratitude Practice every day while having my breakfast. I list in my head some things I am thankful for that day. To give you an example, today I was grateful for the beautiful frosty morning; being able to see my breath in the air for the first time this year (that’s magical!); the abundance of food which we have in this part of the world; my loving husband, off to work with a sore back after gardening all weekend! Did you notice there wasn’t a single possession in that list? They don’t really matter that much, do they?!
Have a wonderful day and week. I’m going out to fill my lungs with frosty Autumnal air. Wonderful.