There really is no downside to being thankful. No really, try to think of one downside without it being awkward. Of course it’s not hard to sit down and make a list of all the negative things that are built into the journey, leading you to get mired down in all of the yuck. However, it is particularly lovely to sit down and list all of the positive things. Those are the things that make you smile, and make you feel warm and fuzzy. Those thing make you want to give hugs, and go out with friends. Making a daily list of the top five things for which you are grateful can really have a positive impact on your health and life.
Even when life is knocking us around and making us wonder where the joke is, there are daily delights. If we take the time to notice and name the things for which we are thankful we are taking the first steps towards living the gratitude lifestyle. Even science is now talking about how practicing gratitude and being consciously thankful, pretty much improves everything.
As we head into the holiday season, there are so many things to be thankful for. For us over here at Take Five Meditation, our list is topped by our deep thankfulness towards our community. You folks pretty much rock. You make our studio one of the loveliest places in DC to spend time. You help to create the warm, accepting community that we love and cherish. So Thank You. We cannot wait to see you here bringing your warm and fuzzy style to the cushions.
We also would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy your time.
From a Bottomless Well of Love and Gratitude,
Tara and Eldad
For more awesome info. on how great being thankful is, read here