Staying Grounded + Grateful
What a year it’s been, right? Though around this time of year, people often will sugar-coat and try hard to pretend that the year has been all peaches and cream—that their family dinners won’t have hot topic subjects everyone tries not to bring up, that politics and riots and global violence isn’t on their mind, and that they feel fulfilled in their careers and homes.
Thankfully, a posture of gratefulness is not contingent on your circumstances, but on your perspective.
Everything doesn’t have to be in place, your life on track, everyone in your life happy, and your eyebrows done for you to be grateful. Rather, even amidst the reality of stress that surrounds us, we need only to take a moment to ponder the thousands of reasons around us to be thankful.
Let’s land in that place together, today.
We asked our staff for five unique things they are grateful for.
Browse them for inspiration and share with a friend when you find one you relate to and add your own in the comments:
Green lights when I’m running late
Friendships I make at work
When someone holds the door open when my hands are full!
Iced Salted Caramel Mochas from Starbucks…yum
Faith in God
Early morning rain
The smell of my mom’s perfume
The memories that stick
The way my son hugs me when I’m hurt
Just being me!
The impulse section at Target
Facebook birthday reminders
Bad, gas station coffee on long road trips
The smell of Christmas candles
Waking up in a quiet home and brewing coffee
Funny, viral videos
Captions on movies
When you get out of a speeding ticket
The reclining seats at Brenden Theater
Pumpkin scented candles
What are you uniquely thankful for? Share in the comments!
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