In my corner of the world, it was Thanksgiving this past week, it was a meaningful time for me to reflect upon the importance of gratitude. Gratitude doesn't negate pain or hardship; instead, it provides a lens through which we can find meaning and strength in the face of hard times.
Our world constantly bombards us with messages of scarcity and insufficiency, and the practice of gratitude becomes a radical act of defiance. We're taught to believe that there's never enough – not enough time, not enough success, not enough happiness. But when we lean into gratitude, we dismantle this myth of scarcity and invite in a sense of sufficiency and worthiness. By leaning into gratitude it helps us recognize that every moment, every connection, and every experience is a gift deserving of our attention and appreciation.
Not only that, gratitude is infectious; it has the power to create a domino effect of kindness, compassion, and understanding. As we open our hearts to gratitude, we create a nurturing environment where love and empathy flourish.
I would encourage you to think about how you cultivate a practice of gratitude?