I’m grateful for many, many things. On a journaling good day I always finish with a short line for something that I’m grateful for — and it can be as small and stupid as imaginable: ice cubes. This does help keep in perspective how lucky I am, and also is a powerful mind trick at the end of a bad day.
However, I’m really finding my daily maxims exercise useful and I had no gratefulness reminders in that ritual. These two are the winners:
- Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.
- Sanchita Pandey
- Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Thank you for reading.