on choosing to be grateful

I’ll be the first to admit that it is easy to fall into a cycle of being ungrateful. In the digital age and this world of social media, we find ourselves constantly exposed to people who appear to have it all (often a carefully cultivated social life) and to advertisements telling us that we need more or better. We focus on what we do not have and┬ástop being grateful for what we do have.

The NY Times recently published this op-ed piece as families all over gear up to celebrate Thanksgiving in the US – our one day a year where we gather together over a massive feast of turkey, stuffing, and pies and declare aloud what we are thankful for this year.

I would give it a read. Why limit that thankfulness to a single day? If choosing to be grateful every day leads to happiness then who wouldn’t want to give it a shot. Luckily I have plenty of Belgian chocolates at my fingertips to keep me satiated when the downside of choosing gratitude kicks in.