In the spirit of giving thanks, I wanted to share this article I read in Body + Soul magazine.
1. Use Your Senses
Pick one of your five senses to focus on each day. Discover how many gifts come to you via that single port of entry.
2. See their secret goodness.
Pick three people you like and see regularly. For one week, observe what Buddhist psychologist Jack Kornfield called their “inner nobility,” or divine spark; in other words, view their actions and gestures through that lens, assuming their goodness and witness their best intentions. See how this new way of seeing changes your interactions with them. Once you’ve practiced this with those you know and appreciate, try it on strangers and difficult people, too.
3. Enjoy a mindful meal.
Before you eat, think about all the people whose efforts help get food to your table (the farmers, truck drivers, shelf-stockers, and so on). When you widen your perspective, you come to better appreciate your interconnected-ness with so many other people.
Which one(s) will you try?
Please remember to share your results in the comments!
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To check your own gratitude quotient, take the B + S online questionnaire here.