Practicing Gratitude

The resort my husband and I visited last week was ‘all inclusive’. A part of what was included was dinner and breakfast. Sounds like a great deal, right? The tiny catch is that for those meals, you are seated with random other couples. It’s a nice way to meet other people, but for someone as shy as I am, it can be a little intimidating.

One morning at breakfast a gentleman we were seated with quietly took a moment and bowed his head. He didn’t make a big deal about it, he didn’t look at the rest of us at the table like we each had 3 heads. He just took a moment.

I’m having trouble getting that moment out of my head.

Grace has never been a part of my mealtime ritual. It’s not that I’m ungrateful. I’m very grateful for all the blessings I have in my life – food included. I just never take the time to formally recognize them, and call them out as they occur.

I have noticed that the more time I spend Practicing Gratitude, the more happy and content I am as a person.

So this week, my goal is to try to take a moment to be thankful for the things I usually don’t notice.

Somehow, that seems so very obvious.

What will you do to be happier this week?

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About Sunny NH

I'm a realistic optimist and I work hard to practice gratitude every day. Life's too short to be cranky, pissed off or mean.
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One Response to Practicing Gratitude

  1. Susie says:

    A beautiful reminder to be grateful for what we all have.
    What will I do to make this week happier?
    I too, will stop magnifying what is wrong and instead turn my gaze to all the things that are right!

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