Some days are quite difficult to get to that place of gratitude. When I am feeling
bogged down, I take a few moments out of my busy, hectic day and turn within. In
those few moments I turn to meditation. I close my eyes, take 10 slow. deep
breaths. Then, staying focused on my breath, after a few minutes I begin to notice
the racing thoughts slowing down. I notice how the beat of my heart slows. I
become grateful for how my body carries me through the day without any
assistance from me. I begin to feel grateful for the peaceful moment I’ve given to
myself and this awareness expands into the goodness in my life.
This is a simple, yet powerful practice you can do for yourself.
“With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives … As a result,
gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as
individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.”
Harvard Medical School