Let’s talk about gratitude.
Why? Well, most people tend to overcomplicate it.
They think you need these crazy routines and exercises to ‘practice’ gratitude correctly.
Like the only way to actually feel grateful is when you’re sitting cross-legged in a crystal cave humming Himalayan chants for the world to hear.
In truth, it’s nowhere near that exclusive.
Or hard, for that matter.
In fact, practicing gratitude can be downright easy if you want it to be. And today, I’m going to show you a simple (and foolproof) way to do it.
Let’s get to it, shall we?
Okay, so, here’s what you’re going to do.
First, find a place to be alone and get comfortable.
Next, put your hand on your heart and start saying “Thank you” for anything you can think of. Seriously, ANYTHING.
— Thank you for my wife
— Thank you for my daughter
— Thank you for my home
— Thank you for the food in my fridge
— Thank you for the wood in my stove
— Thank you for my friends
— Thank you for my family
— Thank you for all the opportunities that come my way
— Thank you for helping me grow and get better
— And so on
Literally say thank you for anything you can think of.
And as you do, you’ll likely begin to feel a wave of appreciation rolling through you. In other words, you’ll likely begin to feel a wave of love.
It’s intoxicating, really.
And a wave you can ride whenever you choose.
Many people think practicing gratitude has to be hard. But as you’ve just discovered, it’s not. In fact, you can start right now by just saying “Thanks.”
It doesn’t have to be more complicated than that.
Over time, your practice might evolve. You might use different language or write things down or try something different.
It doesn’t matter.
What matters is that you express your appreciation. That’s all.
And saying “Thank you” for the stuff you already have is a simple (yet highly powerful and foolproof) way to do that.
Sit down, say thanks, and be grateful.
Oh, and when you’re ready