Blind Vision

We see, but often we are blind to what is around us.  Today I want you to focus on one thing that you purchased or was given a year or so ago.  A piece of furniture, an ornament in your home, the cup you use every day, the cushion you sit on, the ring that you wear, for example.

When we see something everyday, we become blind to it. We forget the joy it gave us when we first had it.  We forget how we used to enjoy using it.  We take it for granted, now. 

So take a few moments to re-appreciate the item you chose.   Look at the colour, the shape, feel the texture, notice whether it’s warm or cool, and silently say thanks – to the item that has served you so well, and for the fact that you are fortunate enough to have enough money to buy things, or that you have people who love and care for you so much they give you gifts.

Everyday is a gift.  Everyone in your life is a gift.  Everything you have and experience is a gift.  Don’t forget to feel the gratitude today.

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Three Things

We take so many things for granted in our lives.

A good way to remind ourselves of how fortunate we are is to get into the habit of thinking about three things – just three things – that we are grateful for today, and are amazing and incredible in their own right.

The fact that we can see, for example. Or hear, or walk, or talk, the fact that we have teeth to eat food, a chair to sit in, a cup of coffee, a book to read, a friend, a job, money, food to eat, water to drink, a computer, a fridge, a fork to eat with.  Electric light, heating, fresh water in our house.  A flushing toilet, a shower.  Or the beautiful sky, fresh air, a roof over our heads, the birds in the sky, the ants marching on the ground, the bees buzzing around the flowers, the wide variety of trees that surround us. I could go on and on…and on!

So much, yet how little time we spend thinking about it, how little time we spend being amazed and grateful for the incredible bounty that we have around us.

Get yourself a little notebook, and every day, make a note of three things that amaze you, that you’re grateful for having in your life today.  You’ll quickly become more aware of everything around you, and begin to appreciate how lucky you are.

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