It’s all my husband’s fault. No really, it started with my husband Larry’s new year intention to be more mindful from day to day. We discussed how important details are missed in relationships and life every day because people are preoccupied or dividing their attention.
I decided to focus my mindfulness on areas of gratitude. To become more aware of the blessings of this life and to let people know how much I appreciate their participation and assistance. Which means, every day I must find something to be grateful for in my life. Ideally, my goal is to handwrite a thank you note to express my gratitude to the people invovled.
The project started February 1, and so far I’ve written three thank notes. Only three. That really surprises me! I find many opportunities to thank people verbally, so why should writing it down be any different? Because it is…the written word carries more weight, and a handwritten note vs. an email indicates more thoughtfulness, and therefore, more mindfulness.
This really sounded easier than it is. I’d love to hear your ideas of ways you give thanks for the blessings in your life and practice gratitude – who knows? You might just inspire us to send you thanks for your insights!