Usually, you try adding things to your life. You buy something new or you consume the nearest sugar source or a glass of wine.
Or maybe you do something new. You go out to dinner with friends or you go for a hike with loved ones.
While there are healthy and unhealthy ways of getting out of a funk, one of the best ways I’ve found is to spend time expressing gratitude for what you already have in your life on a consistent basis.
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Saying “thank you” to an actual person, or more often than not, just by writing down what you are thankful for is a great way to realize how great of a life you already live. It’s more about realizing what you already have than about having more.
There are always other people who have it way worse than you do that are just happier than the rest of us. It’s not because they have more. It’s because they’ve chosen to be happy for the life they were handed.
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Yesterday’s Gratitude List
I’m grateful that I woke up this morning. Not only that, but I could wiggle my toes.
I’m grateful that I have a physically able body. I can walk, exercise, and do anything that I want to do. I live a pain-free life and I have the knowledge to prevent the degeneration that comes with aging.
I’m grateful for the warrior dash and the most fun day ever. (I’ll probably be at every race in Pennsylvania so let me know if you’re going to be at the next one in June! We can get a drink or eat a chicken leg together!)
- I’m grateful for being born in the United States. I don’t know war. I don’t know what it’s like to be homeless. I don’t know what it’s like to live without drinkable water.
I’m grateful for the book When GOD Winks by Squire Rushnell and JS for lending it to me. Books on spirituality always bring me back to what I really value: simplicity, truth, and love.
I’m grateful for AR and our 2-man mastermind group. (If you live in the North Jersey area and would like to mastermind with us, we’re open!)
I’m grateful for my patients, allow ing me to do what I love and for being amazing people that I love spending time with.
I’m grateful for my readers on The Humble Observer, allowing me to do what I love, educating others and connecting on a personal level.
I’m grateful for being loved by my parents, my siblings (Lea, Ali, Kyle, and Steve), other family members, and friends. From birth until death, we spend our lives trying to find love. Whether it’s from our parents when we scrape our knee as a child, the insecurities of finding a partner through life, or fitting into a group so that we never lose friendship. It seems many of our life thoughts and actions are for the purpose of finding love.
I’m grateful that I remember to be grateful.
Write It Down to De-Stress
Saying “thank you” in person or just writing in a journal keeps your mind in a place of gratitude. It allows you to enjoy the simple things and live in the real world without superficiality.
Today, write down a list of 10 things you are grateful for and feel the peace that it brings you.