My Gratitude Practice

As you may have noticed, over the last month I have been posting my daily gratitude on social media. The definition of gratitude is “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”. I think the main thing to take away from the definition of gratitude is readiness to return kindness. This is such a huge thing, especially in our world right now. I feel like there is so much negativity and anger in our world, it is so easy to get wrapped up in it. I’ve noticed that we (people in general) are so programmed to only talk about the negative, that if we talk about what is going well in our life it is considered ‘bragging’. In my opinion, this needs to change. Celebrate the positive in your life, be conscious of why you love what you love. I promise you, you can find something to be grateful for – everyday.

Ever since I started consciously thinking about what I am grateful for, I have noticed I am much happier over all. You can’t help but be happy when you think about all you have to be grateful for. Daily gratitude can be something as simple as dinner, or going to bed at night. Below, I have listed my daily gratitudes along with any that anyone shared with me over the past month. I hope enjoy and feel the Love!

  • I am grateful for my wonderful friend who happens to be an amazing practitioner.
  • I am so grateful that we have had the opportunity to grow our own heard over the past three years.
  • I am grateful for the signs the Universe sends me daily. Thank you Universe.
  • I am so grateful for our dogs.
  • I am so grateful for my education.
  • I am grateful for nature. 21430096_1468973756517288_1040462895756903189_n
  • I am grateful for my yoga mat and my 6:30am class.
  • I am grateful for all my teachers.
  • I am who I am because of my teachers too numerous to mention.
  • I am grateful for my four fantastic daughters that are there through good and bad.
  • I am grateful for my clinic space.
  • I am grateful for the rain.
  • I am grateful for good health.
  • I am grateful that I have been able to take Sundays off over the last few months.
  • I am grateful for a professional community that not only works to make lives stronger, happier, better, but that in doing so affects me and my life the same way.
  • I am grateful for sunshine and warm temperatures.
  • I am grateful for family dinners and laughter with kids, big and little.
  • I am grateful for my ginger tea.
  • I am grateful for friends and family.
  • I am grateful for getting back into routine.
  • I am grateful for everyone who has participated with me so far in this gratitude practice. 21729030_1472062226208441_7422045076642503509_o
  • I am grateful for the rain.
  • I am grateful for the beautiful rain.
  • I am grateful for my patients.
  • I am grateful for you.
  • I am grateful to see posts about gratitude.
  • I am grateful for your talent and knowledge.
  • I am grateful that I have you in my life.
  • I am grateful for the ability to disconnect from technology.
  • I am grateful for my sisters and mom.
  • I am grateful for my head hitting my pillow.
  • I am grateful for my body.
  • I am grateful for this 16 minute video.
  • I am grateful for Garret.
  • I am grateful for self care.
  • I am grateful for the smile on my face and that I get to share that smile with others who may not be able to smile.
  • I am grateful for experts who share their understanding and change lives with intelligent, meaningful, powerful work.
  • I am grateful for your inspiring gratitude posts inspiring all of us to take a small moment out of each day to be mindful and present.
  • I am grateful for my three children.
  • I am grateful for this beautiful day.
  • I am grateful for these nourishing, organic, garden veggies.
  • I am grateful for setting goals and hitting them.
  • I am grateful for my Ninjia.
  • I am grateful for garden grown vegetables.
  • I am grateful for this community.
  • I am grateful that on days I work late, I come home to dinner ready and waiting.
  • I am grateful for my Wednesdays.
  • I am grateful to have you and garret as such awesome friends.
  • I am grateful for my friends and family.
  • I am grateful for my vehicle.
  • I am grateful for my meditation process.
  • I am grateful for having so many things to be grateful for.

Thank you to everyone who contributed. To anyone having a hard time finding something to be grateful for – I hope this helps.  Love and gratitude to you all. Let’s share the love and positivity. 

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P.S. I shortened my posts, for the long version of my gratitude posts visit my Facebook page at TS Acupuncture.

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