Do you remember, several years back, when author Sarah BanBreathnach came out with her bestselling book, “Simple Abundance?” Well, one of Ms. BanBreathnach’s suggestions was to keep a gratitude journal – a pretty notebook/journal where you can write down 5 things you’re grateful for everyday. I found this practice so uplifting that I have continued to do it every night. Concentrating on the positive things in your life puts you in a wonderful frame of mind and we all know that what we think about brings more of the same, so why not make it positive!
Your 5 things don’t have to be monumental events – they can be as simple as enjoying a sunny day, spending time with someone you love, or a job, though maybe not your dream job, that keeps food on the table and a roof over your head. You can choose to do it quickly or make a ritual of it – light a candle and pour a cup of tea or a glass wine and sit quietly and enjoy the process. Either way, it makes you feel good and takes your mind off any negative feelings you’ve been having. It’s just another way to take care of yourself, and take care of yourself you must because YOU are the most important person in your life!
Have a wonderful week! Go out and buy yourself a beautiful journal and start concentrating on all the things you’re thankful for. I’m thankful for you!