Counting Your Blessings

Counting Your Blessings

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”

-Wille Nelson

Yesterday, I talked about understanding the value of grief. Today, I thought I’d discuss giving the same prevalence to the good things in life.

I don’t just mean major accomplishments, I mean the small, everyday occurrences in life that we otherwise, may not even realize.

One of the things I started doing in the last year or so is being thankful for the tiniest good things in a day. It changed my outlook of things in ways I couldn’t have fathomed.

If I wake up in the morning and it’s sunny, I’ll say to myself, “Thank you God” or “Thank you universe for this pleasant weather today.”

And I’ll carry on like that for everything throughout the day even if it seems insignificant.

As crazy as this may sound, just yesterday there was a movie I particularly wanted to see that randomly aired on TV. And I was grateful for it even though in the long run, it hardly meant anything.

Even if you’re not a spiritual person, scientists have argued that such behavior has the potential to produce more endorphins which give you a feeling of euphoria.

So whether you thank a higher power, the universe or just the aura around you, just acknowledge anything and everything good. In time, your entire outlook on life could change.

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