“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” —William Faulkner
I spoke about my new gratitude practice last week during a live Monday Meditations in the Mighty Networks group.
When I wake up, I pretend that I used to live in a slum in Mumbai. Now, I have this new incredibly luxurious lifestyle.
I woke up in a bed!
I have electricity!
I have indoor plumbing!
I have clean water!
I have a roof over my head to protect me from the elements!
I have all the world’s information in my pocket!
I can communicate with my loved ones just by tapping a pane of glass! Amazing!
I have fresh, healthy food at the ready!
I have my health and today as I write this I’m not feeling any aches or pain!
My family is healthy and relatively happy!
You get the idea… I can go on and on.
What’s even more life-energizing about this point of view is I assume nothing will work. Everything should be broken.
The car shouldn’t start and the garage door should break. As well as all the appliances shouldn’t work, etc.
Then, on those very rare occasions when something inevitably breaks, I’m not even disappointed! I was expecting it. Instead, most of the day I’m elated that everything is working as it should!
We’re living in the safest, most abundant time in history. I feel so incredibly grateful to be alive and to be doing the things I love in life.
I hope you test out my gratitude practice and let me know how it feels!
I hope you’re recovering from a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.
Thank you for being a valuable member of our Land Geek Community!
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.“ —Oprah Winfrey