“I cursed the fact that I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”-Persian Proverb
Lately, I’ve been on a mission for gratitude.
I have realized that I have been spending so much time thinking about the things I don’t have . I feel that when I am so busy thinking about the future it becomes harder to appreciate what I have right now.
Looking back on my travels the one thing I wished I could have done is be more grateful. Grateful for the challenge of adapting to a new country. Grateful for being able to try new things. Grateful for a favorite food that I feel in love with. Grateful for learning a new language. I wished I was more grateful because gratitude make our experiences so much richer and sweeter.
Gratitude is a fabulous life sweetener. Because when we count our blessings we automatically multiply our happiness. Everything feels better when we are grateful for it.
I think that one of the most important factors that determines happiness is perspective. How we see something has a direct impact on how we experience it. By taking the time to feel more gratitude, I feel that I will be able to find more positivity in all situations and learn from them.
Its hard though. I admit that it is easier said than done. But I’m on a mission. I’m a mission to feel more gratitude because without understanding and appreciating what I do have…the minutes will pass and the time will go by without me enjoying it or making the most of it. Time waits for no one and I feel that if I am going to make the most of it I have to remind myself to be grateful for what I have.
But how will I practice? Well, I plan on taking two steps to achieve my mission every day.
What about you? Would like to join me on the mission for gratitude?