Gratitude transforms my life.
I notice small details. I recognize the positive moments that happen each day. I savor hot showers and delicious food. I celebrate free shipping and the warmth of the sun. I try to imagine what my life would be like without smartphones and voice assistants.
I empathize with others. My perspective changes when I reach out to someone whose needs are greater than my own. I have more appreciation for my health and having a roof over my head.
I keep a journal. Writing down lists and daily observations keeps me on track. I read my journal when I am feeling down. It gives me hope and motivation.
I tell others how much they mean to me. I visit them or send text messages and greeting cards. I let them know what a difference their presence and thoughtfulness makes in my life.
I try to pay back some of the kindness that I have received. Gratitude makes me want to give more. I donate to worthy causes and volunteer in my community. I share my hospitality and lend a hand when I see someone struggling.
Today, I look at the world with gratitude and love. I am content with what I have and eager to share my blessings with others.