Nov 26, 2020

Simply Gratitude

We’ve made it Thanksgiving 2020 and I couldn’t be more happier and grateful just to see another day this year. As energetically draining this year has been for everyone it’s important for us to keep going and to not sit and dwell on things that are beyond our control. 

Every year, Thanksgiving reminds us to remember what we are thankful and grateful for in our lives, as well as a time to celebrate coming together with the people you love and enjoying a feast. I’m here to remind you that you don’t have to wait for this one day in order for you to remember what you should be grateful for, and that it is important to keep a daily practice of gratitude. 

When I wake up in the morning, I like to practice gratitude by saying: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I say this to remind myself of how grateful it is have another day, to have a fresh start. I learned this technique from reading “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrnes. Saying “thank you” at least three times in the morning actually has helped me with feeling gratitude about having another day to to be alive, cross off my goals, spend time with my family and friends. 

Another way to practice gratitude would be to write down or make a list of at least 3 to 5 things that you may be grateful for. You don’t have to list the the same things everyday and you don’t have to limit your list to only five. I remember going through such a major transition in my life, that once I got over my difficult hurdle. I would journal and write down things that I would be grateful for. Like for example: you can say that you’re grateful to have a roof over your head, access to hot water, a reliable vehicle, a loving and supportive family or relationships. You can even say things like your grateful for your job or at least to have a job, or that you’re grateful to have a refrigerator full of food. Practicing gratitude daily helps with better appreciating what you have now and it also serves as a reminder or what you may or may not always have had. 

TRANSPARENT MOMENT: I remember going through a difficult period in my life where my family and I didn’t have access to hot water, so we had to boil water to bathe, or when my mom used to turn on the oven to heat our entire house because we didn’t have access to heat. Now where ever I am in life, I am forever grateful for those basic necessities because at one point I didn’t have access to them. Truly humbled. 

Hopefully after reading this, I hope to have inspired someone to remember to practice gratitude daily. And although you may not alway remember every morning to say “thank you”  at least try to find one thing in your day to day to be grateful and thankful for because at one point you didn’t have it. 

If you’ve enjoyed reading this post be sure to share it, you never know who may need a simple reminder to practice gratitude. 

Until next time,
- Nat. Scott

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