A Season for Gratitude
Really, it should be a season that is celebrated daily, but somehow this time of year draws us to be more introspective and grateful, and writing those things down makes them that much more significant. I came across a gratitude exercise I would like to share with you here along with my answers.
Write down five things you are grateful for today.
My health, my family, my opportunities, my home, my work.
What is the one thing to be grateful for from each of your five senses? What beautiful things have your seen? Heard? What wonderful things have you tasted and smelled? What textures have you touched that brought you a sensation of gratitude?
I saw a humpback whale, I heard the ocean roar, I tasted the salt air, I smelled the sea spray, I touched the Earth.
What things do you love about your best friend? Your spouse? Someone else important in your life?
My friend’s enduring support, my spouse’s inner strength, my children’s compassion.
What five memories are you most grateful for in your life?
Daffodils in spring and for my birthday, Going to the symphony with my parents, Spending time with my grandparents, Meeting my husband, Giving birth to my four children.
I hope you will take a few moments in reflection and meditation and answer these questions for yourself.
until next time…