Like once said in the great movie Forrest Gump “Life is like a box of chocolate’s you never know what you are going to get”. Your own life can sometimes take trivial turns to places you never wished to go. At times life may just downright be tough, but the reason we apply gratitude consistently is to be reminded that you really have a lot to be thankful for. Even if it seem’s like your life is toast, you have more then you consciously realize in those moments of despair. With the addition of a “Daily Gratitude Practice,” you can really start to see how much you actually have to be thankful for. Now, there are quite a few ways to go about expressing your gratitude which in turn reflects back to you over time. Personally, I make this process simple and fun and it really becomes an act of self-love. Below is a process I created to spark some of the most divine moments of clarity in my life. Use them to your advantage and share this with a friend who is open to a new way to alter their own perception of life itself.
Gratitude Hacking 101
At the end of the day, to be grateful is your choice. Yet, the world has enough people who aren’t appreciative enough and if your altered mood due to your new found gratitude practice can rub off on someone else than you are providing a great service to everyone on this planet. This is bigger then you, this is a tool that can literally shift the world if everyone actually applied it. We really have no reason to complain about anything as the more we focus on things we love, the things we love will flourish. Life is not as complex as it seems, we just make it out to be that way 🙂
-Skylar G. Lysaker