Some of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow.
Thanksgiving is always a great reminder to (a) practice gratitude and (b) find new ways to weave gratitude into the fabric of your being.
One way we can do both of those things is to play a quick game tonight, tomorrow during Thanksgiving, and hopefully, many days in your future.
Here’s the game:
At the start of your day, ask, “just how grateful can I be today?”
Then, throughout the day, “just how grateful can I be for this moment?”
The more we bring our attention to what we have to be grateful for, the more our appreciation appreciates.
You’ll be amazed at just how much we have to be grateful for at all times.
It’s truly astonishing just how much we have to be grateful for when we bring our intention to being grateful and our attention to noticing all we have to be grateful for.
I had fun playing today.
Here is just a small amount of what I was grateful for throughout the day:
- Clean water
- An energetic dog
- A great night’s sleep
- A loving fiancé
- A new team member
- A walk in the warm fall sun
- Sparkling water
- A delicious dinner
- Central heating
- The ability to shower
- My health
- Delivery drivers
- YOU! (Seriously, thank you for being you and thank you for reading!)
- The ability to see my parents on Thanksgiving
- A delicious cappuccino
- The opportunity to connect with friends tonight
- An amazing camera on my phone
- The opportunity to work for a company, Optimize, that can combat the ills of the world
- The ability to express myself honestly
The more you play this game, the more your list will grow each and every day.
It’s impossible to feel angry when you practice gratitude. It’s impossible to feel entitled when you practice gratitude. So, play this game and have fun seeing just how grateful you can be.
I’m so grateful for you.
To those celebrating, Happy Thanksgiving.