Practicing Gratitude is not just recognizing the ‘big’ things in life, such as a great job, a home, or fulfilling relationships. Instead, I find that looking for small, yet remarkably large points of gratitude humbles me into a deeper practice of appreciation.
I was thinking about the women around this world who are as physically tired as I am. Aching joints and sore muscles with long days of hard work that tire their bodies as much as my body tires. As I soaked in the sweet-smelling bubbles I realized that not only do I have a giant soaking tub, I have hot water to fill it. What a simple, yet profound luxury that I have at my fingertips each day. How many women across this planet have never slipped into a hot bath? How many women whose aches and pains are never relieved by hot water much less epsom salts and lavender bubbles.
This morning I was not unconsciously washing my body and warming my muscles. I was taking in the glory of just how fortunate I am not just for the home that my tub is in, but for the availability of hot water. I imagined women all over the world who work tirelessly and have no relief. I marveled at just how abundant my life is.
What can you be grateful for today?