It’s weird, init.
Years ago, before I got into all this spiritual work, I didn’t even know “being grateful” was so powerful and to practice gratitude daily was a thing!
Sure, mum and dad brought me up to say “please and thank you” and to “be grateful for what you’ve got”.
But, as a teen, whenever that expression “be grateful, be thankful for what you’ve got” was used, I blew a fuse… ?
I saw the expression used as a platitude to keep me in my place, don’t ask or expect more from life, just sit down and be thankful for what you’ve got.
My desire for more freedom, to expand and explore life beyond the confines of “what I’ve got” silently grew in my heart.
And then, when I discovered athletics, the joy and freedom of beating the clock and speeding like a gazelle down the home straight, fuelled my desire for more. [Read more…] about How to Practice Gratitude Daily (Even if You Feel Depressed)