Saturday, November 9, 2013
40-DAY GRATITUDE CHALLENGE -- Day 3: What Do You Take For Granted?
The Idea: We human beings are remarkable creatures of habit. We quickly grow accustomed to the things in our lives, and though that can be a helpful trait, at times it renders us numb to our daily blessings. Every so often it can be incredibly powerful to look at your life from the outside, and to examine each facet of it that you ordinarily take for granted. The food you have access to in your fridge, senses of perception that enable you to read this email, little luxuries that surround you, and ordinary capabilities you don't ordinarily think of, but that not everyone can claim. Take a few moments to reflect on the things you take for granted today. Write them down in a journal, in a list or a poem, or perhaps share them with a friend in conversation. When you look at your life, really look at it, you start to realize how nothing is really ordinary at all. And nothing in it can be taken for granted ... it's all a gift.