Gratitude is an essential characteristic to have. It allows you to have a positive outlook on life instead of a negative outlook. I am usually a very negative person and I don’t tend to look at the positives in my life. I wanted to do this exercise to help myself learn gratitude and understand that it depends on the way you look at situations that determine their outcome. Below are the items that came to me in ten seconds that I was thankful for in my life.
- My friends
- My family
- Having a car
- My apartment
- A job when I graduate
- The ability to get a college education
All of the items above play a key role in my life and sometimes I take them for granted. Especially the privilege to get a college education and to already have a job lined up before I graduate. This was a great exercise and I encourage others to try to practice gratitude in their lives everyday. I know I am going to strive to be more grateful.