Well I am grateful for many things and in fact every night with the family over dinner at the table with our 12 year old twins we have a ritual that gets our dinner conversation going. It starts like this ( and any of us will start it, more often than not the kids will)
- What was your favourite thing today?
- What are you grateful for?
- What did you learn today? (that you can use tomorrow, next week etc)
- What did you do for the community today? (This is a recently added one that includes people, animals, the environment)
It is well researched and document that writing down, saying and acknowledging what you are grateful for can help you to achieve a longer more, satisfying life. For us it is also a reminder for what we have, not what we don’t have or want and makes us realise just how truly lucky we are. As I say to my children ‘We lead extraordinary lives’, we have a roof over our head, food on the table, things we need and don’t need and we are surrounded by family and friends – we are indeed lucky!
So I saw this idea somewhere (sorry can’t remember now!) and we have borrowed with pride – Now at ALTA Fitness we have a gratitude jar that can be found on the table near reception – the idea is to share something that you are grateful for. At anytime you can write on a note what it is you are grateful for and at our end of year party we are going to read them out.
Today I am grateful to write this blog as I have a great business where we can change peoples lives but it also changes ours too – for the better!