Each year when Thanksgiving rolls around we are reminded to give thanks for the things and people in our lives. But, what happens the rest of the year? We often lose sight on a daily basis of what we should be grateful for. I admit, I'm guilty as well. In our hectic lives we tend to focus on what is going wrong and all of the stuff we could have. Being in the entertainment industry, I am forced to have all of my attention on people that have a lot more than me (in material possessions) and it can often be difficult to break away from the idea of "the grass is greener." It honestly takes an conscience effort sometimes to remember all of the wonderful things I have in my life.
In an attempt to purposely remind myself that someone else is happy with less than what I have I decided to start adding some vitamin G into my life. What the heck is vitamin G? Like the daily supplement you gulp down in the morning to make sure your body is getting the nutrients it needs, it is important to make sure your mind and soul are being fed as well. That daily soul-healing vitamin is gratitude aka vitamin G.
How can you make sure you're getting your daily dose? There's a simple exercise I started to implement where each night I write down three things I was grateful for that day. This can be anything from your coffee was the perfect temperature to your significant other planned a romantic evening. No matter how big or small, reminding yourself of what went right in your day can shift your attitude immediately and open you up to more positivity coming your way. Like energy attracts itself, so have the positive attract the positive. It's not happy people that are thankful, it's thankful people that are happy. You have the choice to be happy each and every day. Yes, bad things will happen and you'll cry and fall down. But, it's not about how many times those things happen in life, it's about how quickly you can get back up and recover from them.
The more you thank life, the more life gives you to be thankful for. So, start getting your vitamin G!