Life is made up of small moments. Little things. But it is the choices we make in small these moments and how we show gratitude for little things that give meaning to our days.
Gratitude For Little Things
Just yesterday evening, after a longish spell of cooking for us, for our dog, for the community dogs, I went off on a bit of a rant. It was about all the dishes I had to wash and how my time could be used in a better way! When I spent time in reflection, later last night, I realized that I take so much for granted: Running water. I don’t wash dishes as an occupation. My husband pitches in with so much work in the kitchen. A lot of little things, that I often forget to be thankful for.
Even as I’m writing this post, there’s a constant and heavy drizzle. I love the rain, but it’s always a reminder for me of the many people and animals without shelter. I pray for those who might suffer its consequences. But the blessings of sitting at home, writing, reading and being safely sheltered, I’m grateful for.
Why Practice Gratitude For Little Things?
“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn
Practicing gratitude for the little things, keeps us mindful and resilient. This practice of not taking anything for granted helps us to when we encounter difficult circumstances.
What are the little things we can be grateful for?
Our breath, our humanity, connections with others, the way our mind works, how our perspective can shift. Nature – how the sky changes colour, a plant growing, a flower blooming – all the little things we can be grateful for.
Looking back on June, I’m grateful for a lot of blessings. Most of all I’m grateful for my own journey of self-discovery, for the love of my husband, the sweetness of Lucky and for reliable and honest help who make our life easier.
What are the little things that you are grateful for today?
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An attitude of gratitude is food for the soul!
Sapna Anu B George
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Wonderful post Cory. I have started living a major chunk of my day in gratitude.
I thank the farmers for the fruits and vegetables on my plate, the retailers and the transporters, the delivery people. I am grateful to be able to give Mishka-Laila a nice, fragrant bath today.
Also grateful to the water I drink through the day.
Grateful for the air conditioning at home as the weather gets muggy.
To all the flowers that have added a burst of colours on our terrace post the rains, especially the yellow, pink rain lilies.
The mynahs and crows that come to feed on my feeder, and the that the mynahs are once again building a home by the feeder.
To my Mac book for helping me work and type my blog posts and messages such as this.
Last but not the least to my body for being my temple and always guiding me with the signs.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to be able to count the small things that make every day worth while.
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What are the little things that I am grateful for today?
The list is endless, but like you said, just thankful that there is a roof over our head and there is food on the table.
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I love this post. Let me tell you something big: Give importance to little things! – (Mehmet Murat ildan)