Of all the tools I have learned over the years I think gratitude is the most universally useful. When I take the time to be grateful my entire experience changes.
Over the years I have learned to be especially grateful for difficult people and challenging events because they are often my greatest teachers. One of the things I love the most about the United States is Thanksgiving Day because I think of it as an entire day dedicated to being grateful.
Early in my spiritual journey I began writing gratitude lists. For a number of years I made it a point to add at least one thing to my gratitude list every day. After a while it was pages long and whenever I was feeling judgmental or angry or sad I would read it and my perspective would immediately change.
I’d love to see people post a list of the things they are most grateful for.
With love and lots of gratitude,