Count Your Blessings, January 30, 2018

Most of our discontent stems from our inability to appreciate what we already have. Without gratitude, we become trapped in an endless cycle of wishing and wanting life to be different. When we learn the art of counting our blessings, even life's simplest pleasures fill us with satisfaction and delight.

Gratitude is a choice. It is a state of being that's developed through practice. It unfolds when we choose to look at all we have, rather than dwelling on what we don't have. The more we develop the ability to appreciate even the small gifts in our lives, the easier this skill becomes. Gratitude is a self-generated gift we can give ourselves every day! And, when we start counting the small blessings in out lives, we automatically open ourselves to receive more.

Your practice this week is to look at all of the things in your life for which you are grateful. Be sure to include the things that you normally take for granted, like indoor plumbing, hot water from the faucet, how about your ability to see, hear, taste, and feel.

Do this practice for a week and watch new levels of love and appreciation fill your heart.

Excerpt from Debbie Ford