I decided to do a little gratitude experiment. Using my image service, I searched for pictures related to the word “enough.”
Care to guess what I found?
Exasperated faces. Raised hands. Body language saying “enough is enough.”
Not exactly what I had in mind for a post on gratitude.
So I tried the word “content.” Think of that being a synonym for “satisfied” rather than just some kind of data to be input. If you’re able to do that, you’re way ahead of my search engine. I got visual representations of bytes and computer arrows — not even a single fuzzy sleeping kitten in the first two pages.
Then I realized I tend to do the same thing.
It can be an easy thing to focus more on generating content and declaring I’ve had enough than I focus on feeling contentment and being thankful for how much I do have.
My hope — no, my prayer is that I’ll become more mindful and focus on being grateful and on feeling contentment.
My Google search did yield some great quotes on contentment, and I’ll share one of my favorites. “Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.” — Unknown
Here’s to a wonderful Thanksgiving season for all of us.
Each morning during Thanksgiving Week, Monday through Friday, we’ll post an update and invite you to respond with a note of gratitude of your own. All those who respond all five days will be entered in a drawing to win 52 Lists of Happiness, a book of journaling prompts designed to help build happiness.