On the 7th Day of Self-Care Katie gave to me . . .
Seven Gratitude Ideas!
Do you know someone that never seems to be satisfied with where they are in life? Me too. Unfortunately though, that person is most often the person I see in the mirror.
When I moved back from New Orleans I caught myself driving by Lake Hefner with a less-than-satisfied attitude, remembering the grandeur of Lake Pontchartrain. Instead of embracing the beauty of Lake Hefner that I loved before moving to New Orleans, I found myself grumpy with each mile I drove. In other words, I was ungrateful, always looking for more. Sure, the 40-mile-long lake in New Orleans had a few views the not-quite-4-mile Oklahoma lake didn't, but both offered a time to reflect and be thankful that I wasn't grasping as I moved back to the great state of Oklahoma.
Ever do that around the holidays? "Well last year we had _______ at dinner." Or "it's just not the same without so-and-so." It's okay to grieve our holiday losses, but what are some ways to be thankful around the holidays? Even the not-so-spectacular 4-mile-holidays . . .
Here are 7 simple ideas:
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