How often do you stop and look around to realize all of your blessings?
For me, I usually look past the blessings I have in life. It’s not that I am ungrateful, but I don’t take the time I should to ponder all of the things I usually take for granted. It’s such an easy thing to do really; to express gratitude for what we have.
What are some ways we can show appreciation for our blessings?
The first step is acknowledging what we have. Taking time daily to appreciate even the simple things in life, such as things around the house. How grateful are you for your comfy bed, or a place to gather with your family? Just looking around, you can find reasons to be grateful in ways you’ve never thought of.
Second, you may take the opportunity to verbally express gratitude. Letting someone know how much they mean to you can go a long ways. Simple words of thankfulness will help you appreciate someone, and maybe your words will inspire them to be grateful as well. Words can mean so much, so what not take advantage of their power to show our gratitude?
Lastly, keeping a gratitude journal is another wonderful idea. I have been keeping a journal for the past two months. I don’t write it in every day, but when I can, I take time to reflect on my day and what kind of blessings I have seen in my life. Sometimes, I catch myself writing for pages as I begin to realize the divine blessings I receive. Writing these down helps me remember my blessings, and they stay with me in my mind.
No matter what we go through, and no matter who we are, we all have reasons to be grateful. I’d like to invite you to find some reasons to be grateful in your life. Express your thankfulness to a loved one. Record what you are grateful for in a journal. As you do these things, you may find yourself surrounded by blessings you’ve never realized before. May we all count our many blessings!