23 Nov Being Grateful | Nov 2019
Being grateful begins with this.
We can be grateful throughout the year.
For example, begin with:
1) Be grateful for yourself.
Know that you are enough. Know that you matter. And know that you make a difference.
This simple act of inner kindness serves as a foundation for inner peace.
It also matters because you see the world the way that you see yourself.
So by being grateful for yourself, you make it easier to accept everything that you encounter.
You will also make it easier to start projects, learn skills, and take risks.
And then support this by living with compassion, kindness, and goodness. Because these actions will reinforce the gratitude you feel for yourself.
2) Be grateful for others.
Yes, we all know people who challenge us.
These are our teachers.
Through their challenges, they cause us to reflect inward, improve our emotional maturity, and practice forgiveness.
And of course, there are those who help us.
Through their support, they encourage us, inspire us, and comfort us. They provide good examples. And they create a sense of connection to the rest of humanity.
3) Be grateful for simple things.
For example, you might be grateful that you saw a White-crowned Sparrow.
Sure, it’s a common bird in the fall & winter. Yet, it’s a bit of life that’s fully present in the moment of now.
Thus one small bird can provide a reminder to keep going. To smile. And to take the “big things” less seriously.
Find More at:
More Than Thanksgiving – Valuable reminder
3 Things to Do Every Day – Put this on your daily list
Gratitude – More than saying “Thank you”
Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation