Feeling Daily Gratitude Changes Everything!

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Observing the Sangre de Cristos from our new home

I wonder what percent of Americans ever stop and think about their lives on Thankgiving, or as far as that goes, any day. What a crazy, busy group we are! I’m retired so I have more time for contemplation and meditation, but I have also found a way to improve every aspect of my life. It may sound too simple to really work, but it truly does, and it only takes five minutes a day!

Go here and stop, look and listen…

At first it may feel silly or even uncomfortable, but give it some time. At first you may feel too busy or distracted, but keep trying to let go, breathe and take these few words into your heart and mind. No, I am not selling you anything, I’m trying to help you appreciate and enjoy your life more completely.

I started watching this video everyday about ten years ago. I now have it almost memorized, and yet I still need those five minutes of guided meditation to remember exactly how wonderful my life is. And the best part is my life has gotten so much better with this simple gratitude practice! Appreciation of all the amazing people, pets, your surroundings, and your life leads naturally to improving your life.

Trust in the universe leads to ever better quality of life for you and your family.

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“It is enough to be grateful for the next breath.” ~ Br. David Steindl-Rast

I wish you all a glorious THANKSGIVING! Let’s give thanks for so many amazing blessings!

A message from Gratitude.org: “On Thanksgiving, I pledge to overcome the illusion of ENTITLEMENT by reminding myself that everything is a gift and, thus, to live GRATEFULLY.”

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11 thoughts on “Feeling Daily Gratitude Changes Everything!

  1. Nice post. Practicing gratitude daily is an excellent stress buster too, because it forces you to find something ( no matter how small) to be thankful for even if you are facing challenges in personal or professional life. All it takes in indeed 5 minutes a day to write in a gratitude journal, but it results in a lifted mood. Well worth it!

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  2. So true. I also try to slow down and practice gratitude. I was told that inhaling 4 counts, holding breath for 7 counts and exhaling for 8 breaths helps one enter the “zone” and focus in meditation. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  3. Beautiful. And this IS the one day that’s given to you. Love the thought that even the most unremarkable days are a gift. And of infinite worth!

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