Life is short.
I continue to learn this over and over. We know it, but we don’t always live like it, do we?
One of the best things I have learned to practice continually is gratitude. I find that it is really hard to be upset when you are giving thanks for what you have.
I thought I did an okay job of showing gratitude until I read One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Wow. I had never thought of giving thanks for the kinds of things she recognizes and gives thanks for. It really made me look at life differently. While I still don’t find myself giving thanks for the soap suds that fly up while I am doing dishes, I have learned to appreciate things more frequently.
I still haven’t started my gratitude list that she suggests in the book. However, I do journal and often find myself listing what I am thankful for. I also enjoy reading many blogs that continually list what they are grateful for. I am also learning to tell people in my life that I am thankful for them more often. I want them to know that I am happy to have them in my life and that I appreciate them.
Today, I am grateful for you. My blog readers who comment and share and interact with me. Thank you for all you do!
How do you express gratitude?