Who would ever have thought that doing something as simple as taking a few moments each day to reflect back and write down 3 things I am grateful for could be so profound?
This simple exercise creates a constant awareness of all the wonderful things I am blessed with every day. It even helps me notice and welcome the opportunities and lessons that often lie hidden in the midst of daily challenges, stressful interactions and obstacles.
I’ve also been reading the Law of Giving card almost every day for over a year now (actually it’s quite firmly planted in my memory at this point, so I typically just recite it out loud any time the idea strikes me), and at the moment, the 2nd promise comes to mind…..
“I promise to be a grateful receiver of the gifts that surround me – pausing often and noticing nature, kindnesses, smiles and compliments, which I gladly receive with a ‘thank you'”.
As I link these things I understand that by being diligent with these exercises we give ourselves verbal and visual reminders all day long….that we can create the happiness, the success, the life we want…by operating each day from a place of gratitude. This keeps me awake and better tuned in to the world, rather than just rolling through another day in a swirl of activity, taking people, places, things, experiences, nature and all life’s other blessings for granted. During moments of gratitude….you can only feel happy.
Best deck of cards ever! I will keep flashing!