Each and every night my husband and I try to list ten things we are grateful for in our life that day. Often it is repetitive, seemingly mundane things, often I am hesitant to list such things, but I am grateful for the things that so many take for granted. I have found since doing my nightly list, that I sleep better, go to sleep more relaxed and what a wonderful way to end the day! Many people I know write a morning list upon waking. Some people write three things, and some like me write ten. No pressures are attach, just write what comes to mind.
The other day lemonade was on the list, seeing a humming bird, and even the foot rub my hubby gave me. When rent is due and we pay it, of course that makes it, even the mixed health news the doctor gave me the other day made it, as it could have been worse. Each day I can keep my teeth in my head, get out of bed, make it out for my walk and back. I am even grateful for the fibromyalgia and how it has made me even more compassionate to what others are dealing with. I have even listed loosing our home and everything we own as a lesson to be grateful for as it has brought our family closer together, when it could have torn us apart. NOTHING is ever too small to be added to my gratitude list and be so thankful for it, and count my blessings that I have it or experienced it. It is like creating rainbows amongst the dark clouds.
|Japan March 11, 2011|