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A Word on Gratitude

We are often encouraged to be grateful for the things that we have, for the people in our life, for the experiences that we encounter. While all of us certainly have the language to speak the words, "I'm grateful for…", really connecting with gratitude often takes more than just syntax.

We cannot be grateful for the things that we have if we are not present for them, if we don't show up and connect with what is current in our lives. If we are constantly thinking about the future, planning for what is ahead, and living our life in the tomorrow instead of the today then it's incredibly tough for us to be grateful for what we have. Gratitude demands that you show up for what is happening now.

Here are a few ways to practice gratitude mindfully: