Somethings we do annually like get a physical or pay taxes.
Somethings we do daily like eat and sleep because they replenish us.
Every year we focus on Thanksgiving Day and all we have been blessed with.
One day a year where we take time to appreciate all we have been given.
Don’t get me wrong, Thanksgiving is a great holiday, to great to be confined to one day a year.
What if we took time to recognize our blessings of everyday?
An attitude of gratitude results from intentionally looking for and recognizing the gifts we have been blessed with.
There have even been scientific studies that have shown a wild range of benefits from practicing gratitude frequently.
From lowering blood pressure to strengthening relationships, the simple act of being grateful and recognizing the gifts we have been given has proven to improve the lives of those who practice it.
People with an attitude of gratitude were also found to be more helpful, have stronger connections with others, and to be more compassionate than those who didn’t.
An attitude of gratitude is the result of:
1. Taking time each day to reflect on the blessings we have received during the course of the day.
2. Intentionally seeking opportunities to be a blessing to others.
A gift we give ourselves and a gift we give to others that costs nothing more than a few minutes of our time.
Replenish yourself daily with the gifts of gratitude and giving.
“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” – Germany Kent