Seven years ago, when I was only writing for myself, a friend told me about the 30 days of gratitude challenge. For the month of November, when we in the US celebrate Thanksgiving, the challenge is to find one thing every day for which to be grateful. Because 2015 was a rough year for me professionally, I decided that it certainly couldn’t hurt to hurl bits of gratitude into the universe, through posting on my blog.
True gratitude from the heart is not toxic. PMA alone is man dependent just in himself. Living a life with an attitude of gratitude is life giving. The opposite is depressing. We CAN offer a sacrifice of praise even when it’s tough. Good thoughts, thank you.
I've kept a gratitude practice on and off for 17 years, and I'm happier when I do it. One thing I noticed about it is if I really practice it consistently, the universe shows up by giving me more things for which to be grateful. An active gratitude practice might not be for everyone, but it definitely works for me.
I love this! I am on a similar journey!
"The compounding effects of gratitude" is a beautiful phrase. It reminds me of what Albert Einstein said, "The most powerful force in the Universe is compound interest.” or Archimedes said, "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." I'm so glad you took that risk in 2015, Debbie.
I've often struggled with gratitude. Not that I don't have it, but finding things to be grateful for and expressing it in a healthy manner. My experience has been that when I'm thankful for something, it gets taken away. (Childhood situations). Other times I feel guilty because I'm not the Sally Field type, saying thank you 50 times for the same thing.