Gratitude is living in a moment or reflecting on an experience with thankfulness and appreciation. Excitement, happiness and bliss are some ways I’d describe the feeling, too.
Sometimes gratitude gets left behind when we feel like we are overwhelmed in the daily grind. I know that at times I also lose the gratitude and actually have an attitude, the kind that is not productive nor positive.
It’s up to me to recognize and acknowledge my own gratitude for things otherwise, with the not so great attitude, some really fabulous things and moments in life may just pass me by.
One of my dear friends from junior high school just posted a reminder on her Facebook page of her once a year tradition. From November 1st through Thanksgiving, take note of something you are grateful for each and every day. I’m grateful she reminded me of this, too. And if she were blogging, I’d link you up to her!
It’s not too late to start your Gratitude Journal! So your challenge and mine…
Take out a piece of paper or pull out your iPhone, iPad or whatever you’d like to use to create that list.
Jot down something you are grateful for every day until we reach Thanksgiving.
What are you grateful for today?
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Grateful for a visit from my mom, my sweet girl napping, the sunshine on a fall day, a job, and friends.
That is beautiful… love that you have so many things to your list 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
I am GRATEFUL for LIFE…the Family I have been blessed with …the experiences I have had…The people that have been involved in my life and the JOY of LIVING!!
Awesome Dawn! Love this and that we can express what we are grateful for in life (and even just being grateful to be alive!) 🙂