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It's gratitude list time again

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Making a gratitude list, either mentally or written, is a beautiful spiritual action. Grateful people are content and compassionate. It's also a helpful tool to prevent resentments. Gratitude and resentments cannot coexist. Try this simple example: Go from thinking This rain sucks! to "I feel grateful for this nourishing, cleansing rain!" It's like walking into a dark room and flipping on a light switch.

And now for a twenty item gratitude list. Not in any order of importance. Just the order they popped into the spirit of the writer!

  • the rain
  • being clean and sober
  • Higher Power
  • ability to read and write
  • my son
  • friends/family
  • a roof over my head
  • clean water
  • food
  • ability to walk
  • internet
  • earth, air, water and fire (even though rain was already said :))
  • herbal teas
  • love
  • struggles (they help me grow)
  • meditation
  • hugs
  • sleep
  • lessons
  • blessings

Feeling gratitude is only part of the equation. Gratitude is also an action. Actions can include: being of service, calling someone who might be struggling, random acts of kindness, not littering, taking care of yourself. Use your imaginative spirit, and you will think of many more!

Peace

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