Gratitude is something we can practice all year-long. You can be grateful for people, places and things.
Gratitude can be given to those who we work with, live with, play
with or chance encounter. Gratitude does not have to cost a thing. But
it can be also given in the form of a note, email or token gift. I am
grateful for my family, friends, clients and colleagues. I am also
grateful for the friendly staff at my local supermarket who brighten my
Places or Event Gratitude
If you have ever experienced joy in a specific location or at an
event, you can be grateful just in the experience. Sometimes there are
people to thank, other times it is just the connection of circumstances
that can make you grateful for experiencing the moment. I am grateful
for starry clear nights, my home, and recent family trip to Wyoming and
the impromptu tailgate we had at a windy intersection.
Things or Object Gratitude
Some people make a list of the top objects or things that make them
happy. For me it is my comfortable chair, my atomic clock, my latest
fiction book I am reading in the evening.
Take some time to think about who, what and where you are grateful.
It is a great exercise to work on this time of the year.
Modified from Terry's Thinking Blog December 2010.