We’ve had a challenging week. My son and I have had a stomach virus. The weather has reminded me more of November than May. And today, right after I wrote and published a brilliant blog post (you’ll have to trust me on this), I updated my blog system. Oops! That small action wiped out my blog’s template. My web designer was able to fix it—but the blog post got lost in the transition.
In the midst of all this stuff, I’ve been trying to practice gratitude. I’ve been noting the small gifts of each moment instead of worrying about how I feel or how the flowers will survive. I make lists in my journal of these blessings. It helps. In the middle of feeling yucky, the lists remind me that there are joys in the present moment, too. (Yes, I feel sick and cold, but I am tucked under a blanket with a good book.)
So try this: a few times a day for the next week, list what you are thankful for in the present moment. If you have time, write about why you are grateful for these things. Think about how these blessings might shift your experience of the present moment.
That’s it! Happy Writing!