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Monday, May 2, 2011

Weekly Gratitude


Today my gratitude is taking a slightly different format.

I am in midst of a small battle with my previous real estate agent over my bond and got an email from them that made me really angry, more angry then I have been in a really long time. I didn't want to be angry and needed to cool down, so I went for a walk down to the beach and walked up along the cliffs and just looked down at the waves crashing on the rocks below. Then I started to think about something that I had been told about gratitude only recently - practice it always, when your happy and when you are not. So I gave it a go. I just started to say that I was grateful for the things around me. The things that I could see. The waves, the ocean, the sky, the beach and then it just started to grow and it made me feel so much better. It wasn't easy at first but it didn't take long before it made me stop thinking about my problem and to focus on all the good things in life. I started to feel better. it was a great lesson in the power of gratitude. A lesson I am very grateful for.

So this week I am grateful for being grateful.