When you find yourself caught in the grip of the mental stress of doubt, expectation, or social comparison, you can take a moment of pause and then consciously put your attention on the things (big and small) for which you are grateful.
What if we give thanks for all the 'right' things we have such as family, friends, job, home and health, and then, in a blink of an eye, find that we no longer 'have' those things. What will we be thankful for?
It's one thing to be grateful, and to keep all those yummy vibes to yourself, but it's another to speak and write words of gratitude to others. Do you know how much a simple, heartfelt "thank you" can change someone's life?
Loss doesn't always have to be greeted with anger or sadness. In fact, if you greet loss and differences with grace, you might find that you live in a warmer, brighter world than you ever realized. That's how my grandmother saw the world, and she shared the warmth.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many of us start turning our attention to what we have to be thankful for. And, like many of us, once the holiday passes, thankfulness returns to the back of our minds.
Gratitude can't be overrated. For whatever we can honestly bitch about in our lives, most of us have it pretty good. That turkey or tofu you're eating this Thanksgiving? Check. That warm bed you sleep in at night? Double check.