Appreciating what you have…

I do find it slightly ironic that if you’ve always been able to do something you can’t appreciate how good you are at it.

Take talking, for example.

Up until a few days ago I hadn’t appreciated just how much of a natural talent I had for articulating myself with the spoken word..

Add a bout of chronic laryngitis later and suddenly it’s a whole new ballgame!
I would settle for opening my mouth and having a recognisable sound come out at this point.. but it’s made me start thinking about a favourite phrase of mine:

“Have an attitude of gratitude”

So many people in my life use this phrase regularly and live this phrase every day.. and in my experience it’s those people that are the happiest. They take the time to count their many blessings, and in focussing on that – it grows.

So here’s a little exercise: Take a minute to mentally (or literally) create a list of the blessings you have.. [at the start of the exercise note how you feel] keep going through each of the things that you are greatful for in your life.. and then note how you feel when you are done.

Do this every day for a week. I guarantee that you will feel a shift, emotionally and spiritually – that you can use to move you forward in your life.

[You don’t even need to speak the words to make the change!]