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.

Gratitude Exercise - Losing It All

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.

Thankful ThursdayWhat are you thankful for this week?
What were your thoughts on the Losing It All Exercise?

Welcome to Thankful Thursday! I look forward to reading the great posts that are linked up each week.