November, though it is almost over, has been National Gratitude Month. That is something that ought to be the theme of every month. That said, I learned some different ways to incorporate gratitude in our daily lives. Having a new approach to a habit or ritual can add some spark and fun that may have waned. It’s been said that when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Here are a few different looks.
Look for the “glimmers” throughout your day. Glimmers are those little things that give you joy, fun, happiness, smiles. The glimmers may also be special memories. It can be fun to count your glimmers as well as your blessings. Some might even be all wrapped up together.
If you have difficulty sleeping, try singling out one person you care about. Think of all the things you appreciate about that person. This tends to be relaxing and focuses our attention on the positive. Those who have tried this, said they wake up in a better mood the next morning as well.
Select one food for which you are grateful. Consider all aspects – where it came from, how it is produced, what goodness it provides for your body and health. I would not rule out a fun food as well. For me, my fun item is good coffee.
One final suggestion. Everyone has a special skill, character strengths and something or some things they are really good at. What is your super power? What do you appreciate about your super power? How does it make a difference in your Life?
This week Many will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you. And, Happy Holidays to all during the upcoming holiday season however you celebrate.
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