I know I should be more grateful. Science shows that thankfulness makes us healthier, happier, stronger, and improves our relationships.
So when I sit down to my journal in the morning, I try to answer the question: “What am I grateful for?”
And, despite all the abundance in my life, I struggle. When I’m tired, or grouchy, or busy, I find it difficult to be grateful.
So – here are some questions I’m using as better ways to tap into the gratitude and abundance in my life.
- What was worth savoring today? What great moments do I want to hold on to?
- What hidden thing worked magically well? What tough-to-notice story or well-designed object was worth remembering?
- What small-world moment did I notice today? What was connected over space and time in a way that I did not expect?
- What about today was I not promised? What was an unexpected gift that I received but didn’t earn?
I found a few resources helpful on this topic lately:
- This course on well-being, from Yale, emphasized the value of savoring
- Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg interview on their book, Option B
- This book and podcast by AJ Jacobs
I hope these questions can encourage you in your day!