My sister-in-law started a family challenge for January and it includes writing down a gratitude every day. I love it. The other day Marisol had a not so good day, but I reminded her that there is always something to be grateful for. Gratitude is life changing. When we are grateful it fills us up there simply isn't room for hate, anger and fear.
Yesterday I broke a wine glass. It shattered into at least a million pieces! I mean, how does that happen?? One glass - a million pieces. And some of them always end up in the craziest places - how do they travel so far??
But I was so grateful. I was grateful for the reminder to slow down - to take a deep breath. I was grateful that my littlest was upstairs playing happily, so cleaning up was much less stressful. I was grateful that I have little feet in my life to worry about. I was grateful that I am in a habit of gratitude so I was able to respond calmly. I was grateful that we have more wine glasses! I was grateful for wine. ha.
Yes, it took time to clean up. But I knew that I needed to clean up carefully and thoroughly. And so I did all the while counting all of the things I am grateful for. What are you grateful for today?