I’ve always been a firm believer in using gratitude to shift my attitude and my energy. I used it on my husband to the point that I eventually wiped out everything I was annoyed about and now I live in a pretty constant state of gratitude for who he is (rather than focusing on the petty little ways in which he once again didn’t read my mind).
I recently read advice about gratitude that is now taking me to a new level of experiencing it. And that was the advice, to experience it.
So rather than just making my Oprah-assigned list, now every time I notice something I’m grateful for, I back up and really experience it if only for a few seconds.
Like this morning my mind was racing through my to-do list while I was showering and I had a flash of how nice the hot water was. I backed up and really felt the hot water and experienced it and appreciated it. Then I sent love and compassion for those who don’t have the benefit of a hot shower and hoped they were experiencing just a moment of being showered with love instead.
May you enjoy, experience and savor your day.