Updated: Apr 13, 2019
"Thank you" is sometimes hard to remember.
So gratitude. G-R-A-T-I-T-U-D-E. It is essential Vitamin G in my life. I need to take it every single day, otherwise bad things happen.
You know what happens to me when I forget gratitude? I turn nasty: bitter, resentful, envious, the whole nine yards. It's like I can only focus on what I want to change in my life and forget all of the wonderful things I have going for me. I want a better wardrobe, longer hair, more vacations-- the list goes on and on.
Take this bouquet of flowers for instance. I got them out of the garden at my house. My garden at my house! What a statement full of blessings and fulfilled needs. And yet when I posted this photo, part of me wondered if it would have been better to have the store-bought pretty blooms that other Instagrammers post. Instead of pausing to realize what a major thing it is to even HAVE these blessings, I wondered if what I had wasn't enough!
But I have a house, and I have a garden. The lens of practicality and objectivity can really help dreamers like myself get back to gratitude. I just need to objectively see my life for what it is and bask in the blessings.
When you start to notice the things around you, you can see the blessings. This helps you move from taking things for granted to taking things with gratitude.
So start your day with Vitamin G everyday, and see how it goes.