Keeping Count

You wake up in the morning to start another day, what comes into your mind first? Is it worry or gratitude? I was in my usually geek mode over TED website and I came across with this video.

In the almost 18 minute long talk, hotelier Chip Conley discusses how most of us forget the human aspect of things. I tend to do the same at times.

When you meet people, do you first ask about how much they earn for living and what their positions are in their company or do you ask who they are and what they are happy about?

Most of us today are overly engrossed about measuring tangible that leads us into a perpetual rat race. We start competing with others on who has better incomes and positions and yet we fail at measuring the intangibles that makes us more human.

Reasons to be grateful.

For this Wednesday, the challenge is to write two gratitude list daily in your journal. First one is written in the morning. Before you start your day, list 5 people, things or whatever you can think of that you are grateful for. The second list is about 5 other things that went right or made you happy during the day.

Here is a guide to creating your gratitude journal: http://personalexcellence.co/blog/gratitude-day-0-journal/

It maybe be hard at first seeing that it is always easier to see those that pissed you off or made your day bad but eventually practising gratitude daily will grow into you and become a habit.

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
― William Arthur Ward

What are you thankful for? Feel free to share your lists in the comments!

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