4 Things to Be Grateful For
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4 Simple and Powerful Things to Be Grateful For (Beginners)

Grateful?

I know.

It can be kind of difficult figuring out how to be thankful and what to be thankful for sometimes.

Especially now when times are really questionable and hard to feel safe. But it’s an obligation that you have to yourself to hold on to the things that are good. The things that make it all worth while and even though the skies might seem dark, there are many things to be thankful for that can be that glimmer of light.

 

We have to remind ourselves that this is a practice and it can be HARD. I’m guilty of losing sight of the good and abundant things and people in my life all the time. But I incorporate practices and rituals to help strengthen my gratitude muscle because without it I find myself falling into a deep sadness and loss of hope.

 

So what are you thankful for? What are some things that you have right now that can bring you to a state of gratitude?

Can’t think of anything?

Here, we will start it off for you…

 

 

  1. MISTAKES (AND LEARNING FROM THEM)

 

Not a lot things in life are guaraunteed but one thing is for absolute certain. Shit happens and you are going to make mistakes.

It’s part of the human journey and that’s how we learn.

I have gotten to a point in my life where I’ve learned to embrace my mistake and I look forward to “failing” because I don’t look at it that way. All my mistakes do is show me how to adjust my attitude, my approach or my belief system and try again. I’m grateful for the immense amount of growth, experience and wisdom that I’ve acquired learning from my ‘mistakes’.

 

  1. YOU WOKE UP

 

I’m sure you hear this one a lot and I think it’s the one that we take for granted the most. You are alive. The chance of you being alive, of your mother meeting your father, them conceiving at the exact moment that they did all led up to the creation of you.

According to Mindful Millenials the chances of you being born are 400 trillion to 1.

4,000,000,000,000 to 1

We have to get out of our phones more, disconnect with television and appreciate what we have. Simply smiling after waking up each morning can begin a practice to help you stay in a place of gratitude.

And just like building a muscle in the gym… it become easier and you get stronger.

 

  1. LAUGHTER

No matter how cheesy or corny the thing is that makes you laugh, get more of it.

Laughter is a physical benefit. Don’t believe me? Check out this article by Smart Choices Healthy Living and see for yourself. Laughter has been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure and lessen anxiety.

We all know how anxiety sucks.

I like to watch comedians, funny movies and comedy podcasts to help lighten my mood. Comment below on what you like to do to get your self in the laughing mood

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  1. GOOD HEALTH

 

Not all of us have this. I’m aware of that.

Because I’m aware of that it makes me ever so grateful for being one of the lucky ones. Taking advantage of being able to walk, run, exercise and just being active in general.

The ability to learn and take care of myself. The ability to sit here and write this post out for you guys. Knowing that good health isn’t always guaranteed and to cease any and every moment while I can.

 

It’s a short list but it’s a quality one and meant to help give you a boost on the start of your journey to a more positive lifestyle. Some moments will be harder than others but those are the moments where reflecting back on this list is going to really mold those habits and process of thinking.

You got this.

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