One of the daily rituals I am focusing on this season is taking time each day to reflect on all that I am grateful for. This habit is something I started doing on and off this past summer. A couple days a week, right before I went to bed I wrote down everything I was thankful for. After a while I noticed that I was more fulfilled at the end of each day when I took the time to sit in silence and reflect on all the blessings that occurred, both little and big each day.
Now I recognize this is something we all typically do around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. But during the other 363 days a year, I have noticed that on a regular basis I have easily allowed the responsibilities and daily happenings to take over the focus of my day. And I often found that I didn’t quite reset to a fresh new day because I was carrying the weight of the yesterdays.
When I focus on gratitude it is a reminder to be in the present. That I have all that I need and I am blessed no matter what has happened to me in the day. When I focus on gratitude, I feel it is opening me up to possibility. As Autumn gets underway, I am reminded of how grateful I am for all that I had and all that has made me who I am today.
~ C ~