Gratitude Exercise: Losing It All
Quick gratitude exercise – list and describe the major things in your life and then rate how satisfied you are with them from 1-10. Now, stop and imagine if all of those things were taken from you within a blink of an eye. Family, home, car…. Now with that in mind, go back and rate those same items from 1-10. Did your ratings change? I know mine did.
Completing the Losing It All Exercise was very eye-opening for me. Often we complain about what we have, but it’s not until those items are completely removed from us that we truly appreciate what they’re really worth.
I went 6 months without a vehicle – dependent on others to run errands, get to work, take my kids to the park, or just run to corner store because I ran out of detergent. Believe me, when I say I’m extremely thankful for the vehicle I now have.
I’m thankful that a spirit of gratitude was instilled in me at a young age and that it continued to flourish as I got older. I hope that I’m able to instill those same values within my children.
Welcome to Thankful Thursday! I look forward to reading the great posts that are linked up each week.