Gratitude

“Gratitude is the best attitude”

Have you ever noticed that people who are happy rarely have anything to grumble about? The more thankful you are for things you currently have in your daily life, the more things that come into your life to be grateful for. Even if it is simple, little things that you are thankful for it is worth saying a silent thanks for what you have.

Recently I have come to realise how important my family is to me. Since finishing university my priority was to have a good job, to strive to the top of where I wanted to be. I didn’t realise at the time that having spent five years of my life with the same company I had probably spent a lot more time there than I had with my family. I have been trying to make it up to them since :).

I am thankful for simple things too. I was out walking a few weeks ago in the village where I live. In my village people are very trusting. I have over the last few weeks paid 80p for a bagful of home grown tomatoes which were beautiful, made a small donation to Oxfam for several bramley apples, which I made into a tart, picked up some free apples where a family have too many and rather than waste them leave them in a box for people to help themselves and also helped myself to numerous free blackberries from a field. For all of this I am thankful, and it would be lovely if more people shared what excess food/ produce they grew rather than waste it.

The more thankful you are in your life for simple pleasures, the more you will attract into your life. So if you have taken the time to read this then just take a minute longer to offer a silent thanks for the things you appreciate most in your life. If you need help I have written a small list of things I am thankful for.

1  My family 2 My friends 3 Having a lovely home4 my newly established veg garden which has given me carrots, potatoes, tomatoes and plenty of lettuce 5 Chocolate ? 6 My health 7 good food 8 having Reiki in my life

This is just a sample, your list may be different but just give thanks for one thing a day and you’ll soon find you attract more of the same. As the unknown author said below:

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get”