A friend of mine has a daily practice. She talks about it in a way that’s almost reminiscent of an addict talking about their fix. It lights her up.
It’s simple. Every day she takes time to think about three ‘gifts’ she’s been given that day. They may be small things like something beautiful she’s seen in nature, or a bigger thing like an answered prayer. She takes time to mentally ‘unwrap’ them, thank God for them and then makes a note of them in a book.
She’s been going for over a year, so she has over a thousand of these gifts recorded. It’s changing her outlook, and her walk with God. So it’s not an exaggeration to say that this little practise is changing her life.
Gratitude is a learned skill. It’s one that disciples are called to pursue. And did I mention it just feels so damn good?
Today’s a great day to begin doubling down on it.