Gratitude once again
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
I was talking with my best friend about her gratitude practice, as well as my own... and we came to the conclusion that gratitude is the antidote to hopelessness and bleakness of spirit. She posts her daily gratitude list daily in a fairly public fashion on FB, while I keep mine more private, in my journal, but both of us make a point of writing down at least three things we are grateful for each day. It is hard to wallow in bleakness when you are examining your life for the blessings to be found! In fact I find it hard not to smile, even if it’s just for a little while. It’s a nice way to start the day. Between the meditations I have been doing and the gratitude journaling (along with exercise) I feel like I am making a truly honest effort to combat the lethargy and depression that were creeping in on me. It’s difficult to get a good brood going when you start your day with a deep breath, a smile, and a long walk. Follow that up with some puppy cuddles, and I am set for at least a few hours of good mood and contentment! Sounds like a nice recipe to remember and keep practicing... what do you do to make yourself smile or feel contentment?