For me gratitude is closely associated with grace. Every single day, as much as we like to think that we “worked hard” and that we “deserve” all the things we have, the reality is that, we do not. Sharing some ways that I practice gratitude in my busy world. —
1. Keep a Gratitude Journal. I’ve been making it a daily practice to remind myself of the gifts, grace, benefits, and good things that I enjoy. Setting aside time on a daily basis to focus on moments of gratitude tied with everyday things, my personal attributes, or valued people in my life gives me the potential to create a vibe of gratefulness.
2. Remember the Bad. To be grateful in your current state, it is helpful to remember the hard times that you once experienced. When you remember how difficult life used to be and how far you have come, you set up a scenario where you have no choice but to see the areas where you have grown, it’s literally like sowing a seed of gratefulness and having a front row seat of the growth process.
3. Ask Yourself Three Questions. Utilize the meditation technique known as Naikan, which requires you to reflect on three questions: “What have I received from __?”, “What have I given to __?”, and “What troubles and difficulty have I caused?”
The sooner we figure out that all we receive are gifts, rather than “compensation” or are all just a part of how life works, the more we value what we have and get. 📸@ishagainesphoto #LiveYOURFit
That's a hard lesson these days because everyone is looking for a place to BELONG. We WANT people to WANT us around. Sounds like a good place to be right?! To go where people want you??? 🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️
But think about this - When you are WANTED you are expendable which leads to being used and thrown away. That's why you feel used everywhere you go. •
When you are NEEDED you are valuable, treasured, and that is where you can make the biggest impact. The LASTING impact. Because there is something about YOU that keeps (____________) alive. YOU ADD VALUE where there is none. THAT is where you want to be.