Not too long ago, a social media group I belong to started a
gratitude project. One of the members posted information about being down in
the dumps for a period of time and that they really wanted to shake it off and
focus on the positive around them. They asked our little chat group if we’d
like to help for the month and everyone agreed to be supportive and try to post
three things to feel grateful about each day.
listing their dad, mom, daughter, son, parents, and grandparents and so on.
The next part was still easy for me. There came the obvious
listing of a roof over my head, food on the dinner table and good health.
their job or boss or coworkers. Others felt blessed by the puppy that runs to
great them at night or the car that starts in the morning.
Then it got hard. It wasn’t always so easy to find the
obvious. Sometimes, a grumpy day was just that. The boss was mad, the kids
misbehaved, the dog messed on the carpet and the traffic was horrible. Any day
like that only meant you needed to dig deeper.
and how much there is to be grateful for.