“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”Marcus Tullius Cicero
One habit I’ve picked up recently is daily gratitude. The practice is simple: write down three things you’re grateful for. (Original idea, I know.)
It’s such a small thing, but it really does wonders on your mindset for the day. The biggest benefit is it forces you to pause and think about the good things going on in your life and appreciate them no matter how tiny they may look on paper.
It’s far to easy to dwell only on the negative and things that are “going wrong” in our lives and completely sprint past the good things happening in-between the bad. Even little things, normally unnoticed, like the way sky looks today, or a particular bird you heard chirping this morning, or the ritual of making coffee or tea in the morning.
Good things can come in all sizes (insert crude joke here). And bad things tend to look smaller
If you haven’t started your own daily gratitude practice, I can’t think of any better day than today (Thanksgiving in the states).
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #761