As another year draws to a close, I’m called to reflect on what I’m grateful for. The autumn and winter seasons naturally evoke feelings of contentment and camaraderie as many of us gather with loved ones to celebrate the joys, growth, and milestones of months past.
No matter how your year has unfolded, take a moment to consider the reasons you have to say thank you. They could be as simple as having fresh air to breathe and clean water to drink or as significant as mending an estranged relationship, seeing your child graduate from college, or embarking on a new business venture.
No matter how your year has unfolded, take a moment to consider the reasons you have to say thank you.
Over the next few weeks, I invite you to join me in noting what you’re thankful for each day. If you already have an established gratitude practice, encourage a friend to follow suit. Check back often as I tally up the bundle of blessings this month has up her sleeve, and as the end of the year approaches, be present to the small graces that surround you.
Day 1: Oven aromas
Day 2: Cheerful notes from distant friends
Day 3: Audiobook companions
Day 4: Afternoon escapes
Day 5: Loving communities of like-minded souls
Day 6: Morning bright spots
Day 7: Pleasant work spaces
Day 8: Doorstep deliveries
Day 9: New recipes for rainy days
Day 10: Opportunities to create
Day 11: Familiar smiles
Day 12: A morning to write
Day 13: Soothing scents
Day 14: Wagging tails
Day 15: Sunset drives
Day 16: Simple treats for the soul
Day 17: The anticipation of a new read
Day 18: Pizza night
Day 19: Old faces and new spaces
Day 20: Rainy day walks
Day 21: Family game night
Day 22: Morning yoga
Day 23: Afternoon naps and evening pie
Day 24: Full tables
Day 25: New traditions