We have often heard people say, "Don't sweat the small stuff."
That's great, and I agree, but if you are feeling a bit stressed that
comment might just make your head explode.
But gratitude really is about PAYING ATTENTION to the "small stuff,"
and seeing the beauty, and goodness available to us in every moment.
By paying attention to the "small stuff" we often find it is really the
"big stuff", and in fact the "only stuff."
We live our lives moment to moment and it is only by being aware
in each of those moments that we can ever truly measure
the joy we experience.
So, how much gratitude can you handle today?
Say "thank you" for EVERY little thing that you do or encounter...
And I mean EVERY LITTLE thing.
Start small - when you put on your shoes say, "Ah, hello and thank you
beautiful feet for carrying me to work today."
If you have a disagreement with someone, say your spouse say,
"I am grateful we both have different perspectives,
where we can allow our communication be harmonious and
not allow us to create an illusion of separation between us."
I know that was a mouthful, but what an impact its meaning gave
to your discussion.
You may find you will return to the discussion with a more open heart
and even a clearer head.
Be thankful for the weather.
Thankful that your car is running well.
Thankful for a job.
Thankful for a roof over your head.
You may think that's an awful lot to be saying to yourself during the day.
But, the truth is the nature of our Mind means that we are constantly
saying things to ourselves.
I believe that they both combine to help us ensure
that we are saying things that will elevate us to higher planes of
They help fill our hearts with the boundless hope, and bliss
that becomes our true nature.
Today I pray that every tiny thing in your life is filled with joy and that
you feel wonder and gratitude for it.
Make it a gratitude filled día