I recently wrote an article discussing the benefits of being grateful for the many things we take for granted.
Even the very, very small stuff that most never think about when it comes to gratitude.
But that small stuff is actually the foundation of our mindset of gratitude and completely necessary if you want to reach your full potential.
Given the importance, I’ve decided to write a sampler of such “small things” that, once you declare your gratitude for them, you will immediately begin to appreciate them.
And, as a result, you will immediately begin to appreciate even more things, increase your hope, and boost your enjoyment of your life with more contentment for all that you have (and all that is to come).
Let’s get started:
Take a look around your room. It is filled with things that you probably never think to be grateful for, yet without them, life would be a mess!
- I am so grateful for this table.
- I am so grateful for my TV.
- I am so grateful for my couch.
- I am so grateful for my refrigerator.
- I am so grateful for the floor!
- I am so grateful for these walls.
- I am so grateful for this computer.
- I am so grateful for the food I have.
- I am so grateful for these lights.
- I am so grateful for this clean water.
- I am so grateful for this stove top.
- I am so grateful for these cabinets.
- I am so grateful for this chair.
See what happened there?
That was just a quick glance around the area where I am sitting right now. Took no longer than a minute.
Now how many of those things I just stated my gratitude for would ordinarily be overlooked, taken for granted?
Probably all of them!
Or some of us might be prone to complaining that some of them are not only not worthy of gratitude, but are not even good enough!
That’s the wrong mindset.
All of these things provide tremendous value. Without any of them, the quality of your life degrades in many ways, and may even become unlivable in others!
By stating gratitude for them, do you feel better about them?
When I proclaim my gratitude for a list of things like this, I always end up appreciating them more and feeling like I have more than I did before.
I firmly believe that you need to appreciate what you have if you want to be ready to acquire more.
And there is probably no easier and more effective way to do so than by practicing gratitude like this.
So give it a try.
Make it a habit.
You see it does not take very long and takes next to no effort at all.
You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
If you make this a habit, let me know how it goes in the comments below!
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