Be truly grateful for each and every day.
In my post My One Resolution for 2015, I wrote about my decision to have only one resolution for 2015. I felt that just one resolution would be easier to keep; in addition, that one resolution covers a multitude of areas in my life. My one resolution for 2015 is to be truly grateful for each and every day.
I been giving some thought to how to keep this one resolution. Life is busy and I’m already finding myself slipping into the old hurry up – get it over with attitude. I’ve planned to make a gratitude list — to write down at least one thing each day. So far the list has only been inside my mind; it hasn’t made it to paper or iPad or laptop.
I know several people who choose a theme or one word every year as their goal or resolution. A Google search will turn up several books and websites describing theories of one word resolutions. I decided that I’d take my one resolution one step further and choose my One Word for 2015 – Grateful.
1. warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful
2. expressing or actuated by gratitude
3. pleasing to the mind or senses; agreeable or welcome; refreshing
I hope that having “grateful” as my one word for 2015 will help me stay more focused. I truly want to appreciate life each day. It’s so easy to plan for the future – trips, events, chores – that sometimes today is lost. Don’t misunderstand me, I think that we need to plan for the future; but I also think we need to learn to appreciate every moment of our lives. I’m striving to be grateful for each day regardless of what happens. Even on a bad day, I want to find something to add to my grateful list.
Leave a comment below if you’d like to share your theme or “One Word” for 2015. I’d love to hear from you.
Make your own One Word poster at http://getoneword.com. (I just found this website and think it might be helpful.)
Part of my little meditation ritual just before going to sleep is to think about the things for which I am grateful–this I do daily. Quite certain it makes a difference in my life.
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I bet it does make a difference. I believe that we need to count our blessings everyday. However, our family has had a couple of rough years and I think I’ve lost some of my optimism. I’m hoping this will help. Thanks for stopping by.