Last day of the year. So much to look back and so much optimism to look forward too. I want you think of all the things you can be grateful for today. Even if you read this after December 31, that’s fine. It just means that you’re still alive, you’re alive in a time where there is still peace, that you have enough health and leisure time to even read my letter to you.
How about the other little things?
Do you remember the last person on the street that smiled at you? How about the person that held the door open for you? That nice weather outside or the food that you just had a while ago? Or if you’re reading this from your phone or laptop with internet, that you have a device to learn from with connectivity to the world? We tend to forget the little things in life because it’s there. The smaller details don’t matter, compared to the bigger things in front of us.
The radiance of how positive gratitude is, is such a wonder for me.
If you knew that today is your last day on this Earth, that it was going to end in a few hours, are you going to be more thankful for so many things? Or are you going to worry what to wear on your last hour? How much greater would your life be if you started each day full of gratitude? Different, right? It feels good to see the beauty in life, instead of pointing out what’s so wrong or fucked up in our current situation. Try to let gratitude carry you through your morning to the night. Let that touch every part of your life. Doesn’t it feel good? It does. And it gets addicting to be grateful, I’ll tell you that.
What are the 3 things you’re grateful for? Don’t think, just write it down fast.