March is about “Gratitude”

This month’s theme is about “Gratitude“.

I constantly have to remind myself that I should be grateful for what I have instead of what I don’t have.

I could write lists, lists and lists about how I am grateful for having a roof over my head, food to eat and clothes to wear.

But I won’t spend my time doing that because those types of things are a given.

Instead, as my part of my “offline” journal exercise this month, I am going to take a deeper look at how grateful I am for having experienced some less than positive experiences over my lifetime.

You know, “every cloud has a silver lining” type of focus.

The older I get, the more I find myself thinking along these lines.

And it may be a good opportunity to share a few anecdotes that spring to mind.

What comes to your mind when you think about the less than positive experiences that you ended up being grateful for?


7 thoughts on “March is about “Gratitude”

  1. I’ve started re-thinking the idea of being grateful for things that are less than desirable, not that I’m not grateful, but I think sometimes, we rush into being grateful for them, or other try to push us into this mindset.

    Sometimes, we need a bit of distance from a situation to become grateful. Also, I think it’s okay not to be grateful for these types of things.

    Last thought: I do think we should learn to be grateful for the mundane, because it may help us to learn to value the bigger things or the experiences that we’d rather not have had.

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    1. Yes, I get what you mean. It’s a double-edged sword. Looking back, we can be grateful for the bad stuff because it pushed us into a better/different place or mindset. But at the same token, it doesn’t mean that remembering back to old times doesn’t still sting sometimes like it was yesterday,

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