With the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, sometimes everything can feel rushed and we can forget to slow down and just be in the moment.
If you have read to this point you are probably thinking, i want to read this but I hope it’s not too long, I hope it’s short and sweet and you are already thinking about what you need to do next in the day.
So, if you are still reading, thank you…. I would like you to take a moment to read the quote below and just think about it for a short while…..
What do you think about when you read this? what emotion do you feel?
When I read this it gave me a gentle reminder that was very much needed. It is so easy to get caught up in all the stresses in life but when I really think about it, I may have stress in my life, just like everyone else but I have so much to be grateful for and these things can be taken for granted.
Just waking up each day is not a given and the saying while you were waking up today, someone else was taking their last breath gives me a a clear perspective.
I am a true believer that it’s the small things that count and the best things in life are free but these beliefs can get lost and we often focus on the negatives, what is not going so well in our life, forgetting what is going well and all the wonderful things in our lives.
If you feel that you have got caught up in the daily stresses in life like so many of us do, then this is your gentle reminder to live in the moment and be grateful for each day.
It is said that gratitude is the healthiest of the emotions and being grateful doesn’t imply you’ve got your rose-coloured glasses permanently on. Nor does it mean that everything is necessarily wonderful, it simply indicates that you’re aware of your blessings, appreciate the small things and acknowledge all that you do have.
Being grateful and practicing gratitude has lots of positive benefits including;
Strengthens our emotions
Reduces feelings of envy
Makes our memories happier
Lets us experience good feelings
Helps us bounce back from stress
*Top Tip; I use mindfulness to help focus, be in the moment and encourage positive thinking which can include gratitude!
And finally, please remember life becomes more meaningful when you realise the simple fact that you will never get the same moment twice.