The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. – Henri Nouwen
The Discipline Of Gratitude
Some of you might remember the Gratitude Circle I used to co-host every month. I stopped doing that and then my attempt to start a regular gratitude post #everydaygratitude too didn’t take off. Today on World Gratitude Day I’m recommitting to the discipline of gratitude. I’m committing myself to a weekly post every Thursday. It will have an open linky for the week, and you’re most welcome to join.
While the practice of gratitude continues to be a part of my life, I need to be more focused on sharing how being grateful has saved me.
5 things I’m focusing my gratitude on this week are:
- The love and support of my husband – he’s been my rock through the last few months.
- The generosity of extended family and friends who have reached out in practical ways through my mother’s illness, death and now my father’s illness.
- Great house help – hardworking and smiling.
- The affectionate presence of my dogs.
- Blogging and the blogging community that keeps me going.
What are you grateful for today?