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.