Do you notice all the little things in your lives or do they pass you by? Did you notice the world around you today?
Do you walk through life in a daze feeling overwhelmed, underachieved, entitled, and unsatisfied? Do you only celebrate the big stuff?
Is there anything "small" you are grateful for? Can you find a reason to celebrate right now?
There are 86,400 seconds in one day. How many of those have you used to say Thank You or to express gratitude?
The first step to gratitude is being present and aware. Being present allows you to experience a recurring colorful touch by life. If you are in a daze, you are unable to acknowledge or appreciate the small things or the things that are just always there. It's time to wake up. Suman Rai says "Choose happiness today by taking life moment by moment, complaining very little, and being thankful for the little things that mean a lot".
I challenge you to stop and TAKE TIME today to appreciate the small things and moments that are contributing to your life. Count your blessings. START by being grateful for the ability to read this article. 1/3 of the world has no access to the Internet and over 700 million people in the world cannot read. Now, take 5-10 minutes to write a list of 15 things you are grateful for. Here's mine:
Take this list and put it in a place you go often. Revisit it when you are feeling down or dazed. Add to it too!
Always be blessed and be a blessing.
Ms. Bhakti Mary
I am an optimistic, positive, generous and driven author who is passionate about self-improvement.
The essence of who you are does not lie in the past. What matters is what you are willing to do NOW. You are the presence.