In November, I asked the members of the email list, “what are you grateful for today?” These are your responses. I had hoped to get them out shortly after the US Thanksgiving holiday, but as life happened, that didn’t happen. Maybe this is a reminder that we can practice gratitude every day.
I said this in my email (with a small edit for circumstances since then.)
For those of us in the US, our Thanksgiving holiday is just a few days away. Although it is important to me to express gratitude every day, I still give it particular emphasis around this time.
What am I thankful for right now?
I am thankful that nobody in my family has yet been affected by COVID.
… that I was able to visit with a son and his new wife, who we had not met before. And that we were able to enjoy the things we have in common and not dwell on the things that divide us.
… that my father and mother died peacefully and at home.
… that I have been able to connect with all of you during this time of isolation.
And, of course, I am grateful for everyone who sent in a share in response to that email, and which are shared in this episode.
What are you thankful for today?
1 comment on “Gratitude 2021 – 373”
I think it’s a shame how many people “hand wave” the idea of actively practicing gratitude away. I know to them it seems like something that couldn’t possibly make a difference, but I’m very thankful that I have my own daily gratitude practice that has shown me differently. Today, I’m thankful for this practice and the patience I have to sit down and journal about it every evening.