I believe in doing Gratitude lists to keep me focused on my blessings. It helps me to stay positive and, well, grateful. I was taught a method that helps me to find hidden treasures that I might forget about if I don’t concentrate. It is called the ABC’s of Gratitude. So here we go for today:
A. Ascension, my church
C. Chicken wings, I love them!
D. Dad, I miss him
E. Estroven – it keeps me sane!
F. Friends, every one of them
G. God’s presence in my life, my garden
I. Instincts, they have served me well
J. John, my husband; Jack, my brother-in-law
K. Kin; aunts, uncles, cousins
M. Mom, Max and Marathon
N. Nieces and nephews
O. Oceans, my favorite place to be; Orchids, Orlando Magic!
P. Patti, prayer
Q. Quiet time to myself
R. Rosie, our Boston terrier; Roses, my favorite flower
S. Silence, singing
T. Television, I have to be honest, don’t I?
U. Umbrellas, although I rarely have one with me when I need it
V. Viennese Waltz, it was Mom and Dad’s favorite and it is beautiful
X. X-rays with positive news
Z. Zippers that go UP! And Z88.3, my favorite radio station
I cannot say that I do this daily, but I do it often. When I am done, I have at least 26 things that I am grateful and how can you be sad after that? Because I am focused on being grateful, I end up thinking of new things to add to the list all day. That is how I keep an attitude of gratitude. Feel free to give it a try!