It seems so easy. But it’s a little trickier than that.
Luckily, there are SO MANY really great resources now for learning how to practice gratitude. In a way that makes sense for you. And in a way that doesn’t feel fake.
A great place to start if you want something more challenging than ‘be grateful for this day’ is Sam Harris.
I like Sam Harris because he says things in a way I can understand. Like this:
There’s now a lot of research that suggests that gratitude is good for us.Sam Harris
And he also says things that make me really think deeply. Like this:
My mind begins to seem like a video game: I can either play it intelligently, learning more in each round, or I can be killed in the same spot by the same monster, again and again.Sam Harris
Then you can check out Sam Harris’ very cool podcast called Making Sense (not to be confused with Stop Making Sense). He’s got lots and lots of free content easily available. He’s got premium subscriber content available too for a heftier fee, but you don’t need that to stay busy for days listening to him for free. He does have an interview with Tara Brach that I’m thinking of paying for though. Maybe I’ll get it for Christmas.
And speaking of Tara Brach! Check out Tara Brach’s amazing offerings on gratitude. She’s my guru on gratitude.
Have a great day and be thankful you’re able to read this. 🤎
See? You don’t have to wait for your neighbor to trip over the garbage can!
xoxoxo, dee (and bella)