“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson
I like that idea. And while I can’t guarantee that your WHOLE life will turn around, I do know that there’s power in gratitude. It’s key to well-being, according to Psychology Today. This quick and easy exercise of reflecting on FIVE relationships you are grateful for will shift your perspective and enable you to move forward with your day.
Think of a relationship (person or animal):
- Picture their face.
- Picture their smile.
- Hear their tone of voice.
- See one joy-filled memory with them.
Now, repeat for the four others.
Take in ALL FIVE and feel gratitude. Then take it a step further and let each one know what you thought of today that made you smile!