For the last 21 days I played with sharing my gratitude each day. This exercise taught me a few things.
First, I had fun playing with what gratitude I shared and what I kept to myself.
Second, I got that it's ok to be grateful about the occasional shallow things like morning lattes or Fridays.
Third, even on the "challenging" days, I could find something for which to be grateful, see #2.
Fourth, people will mock the activity. At first reaction, I took the mocking personally but then I reminded myself that every voice has value. I also got that it wasn't about me.
Fifth, and most eye opening, was that not everyone wanted to play and didn't appreciate getting the suggestion to celebrate or feel gratitude. Again, I let go of taking the feedback personally and honored their voice.
I am thankful for this exercise and what I learned. I am also thankful for all who participated in whatever form was true to them.
Check out www.Gratefulness.org for more history of World Gratitude Day as well as discover ways to experience and express your gratitude.
Enjoy World Gratitude day. May you find an abundance of opportunites to feel and express your gratitude today and always.