It's easy to be thankful for the big, life-changing things.
It's not as easy to maintain that gratitude for those same things one year later.
It's even harder to be intentionally thankful for the little things that we experience every day.
If we stop and think about it, anyone reading this likely has a huge list of things to be thankful for. And if we are intentional about remembering those things, I believe it will make our life happier.
Here are a few things that I thought about this morning (that many days go unnoticed):
House that is warm and safe (and even better, is air-conditioned in the summer)
Internet that allows us to research any topic and communicate with people from all over the world
Refrigerator with healthy food in it
Consistent transportation to go where I want
Family and friends that I love
1 day delivery from Amazon Prime (this one is weird, but it is so nice!)
Job that provides for my family
These are some of the "small" things that I take for granted every day. And I'm sure I could come up with 50+ more if I continued thinking.
By stopping and being intentional about my gratitude, it sets me up for a better day. It helps me brush off the small annoyances and concentrate on the good things, with the hope of making a difference.