Right now I’m sitting under a tree drinking an ice coffee and listening to an old Jane’s Addiction song. It’s 80° and the shade feels perfect.
Today I am feeling grateful.
Sometimes I forget to be grateful. Sometimes I forget for months or even years. When that happens things seem to fall apart.
Do you know what I mean? I bet you do.
Gratitude has been a popular (and annoying) trend over the last several years online. Every damned guru out there from weight lifters to make up artists will recommend a morning “gratitude practice” or something similar.
Most of them are full of shit. They don’t even do it themselves! But that doesn’t mean having gratitude doesn’t help. In fact — it can help a whole helluva lot.
Sometimes you get so caught up in your head, current events or family and relationship drama that you forget how simple life can be.
Life requires three things.
That’s it. Those three things are all you need to survive. If you have that — be grateful. If you have anything more than that be really grateful.
Today you are alive.
You can sit under a tree on a nice, sunny day listening to an old Jane’s Addiction song…
and feel grateful.