Guest Blogger: Mae of Thegospelofbeauty.org
With an open heart, learn to say thank you—thank you for the gift of a new day, for the warm bed, morning hugs and the ray of sunshine that peeks through the morning windows, reminding us of the opportunities that await in the outside world.
Thank you for the sand that tickle our soles as we take in the beautiful sunsets by the beach. Or the good health that has allowed us to play and frolic in the rain.
Life may sometimes be cruel—pulling us down with painful surprises of lost loves or sudden goodbyes—but if there is one lesson to learn: Gratitude is unconditional. So even in our seemingly darkest hours, let us not give in to the temptation to feel bitter and ungrateful, for everything we have in this life are temporary and borrowed.
Let us say thank you for the adversities in life. Without those, we can never measure our strength. Without life’s occasional trials, we can never uncover hope, which is why we remain grateful even in the darkest days.
How can you learn the rituals of gratitude, you may ask? Each day, before you retire to bed next to your favorite Bee pillow, take the time to write one thing you are grateful for and drop it in our Gratitude Jar. May we fill our Gratitude Jar because our hearts are often too small to carry all the joys of life’s wonderful blessings.
Yes, amidst life’s daily grind, take the time to pause and search your heart: What have you been thankful for today?