Say “Thank you” to all the people, to all that is around you and part of you. Find and discover that in gratitude, you care about so much more.
Sean Fargo guides us through this gratitude meditation, inviting us to consider a variety of simple objects, events, and people that we are appreciative of today. This mindfulness exercise of tuning into the blessings and abundance we have to be thankful for is a powerful practice that can bring about a greater sense of peace, contentment, and ease in our day.
Even when we are aware of all that we have to be grateful for, we might not be saying thanks – silently or outwardly – as often as we can. Beginning to give thanks by mindfully witnessing and expressing your appreciation inwardly for all that you have is a great way to harness the power of gratitude.
You might then also consider sharing this thankfulness outwardly, perhaps letting someone you love how much they mean to you.
Another simple exercise we can use to enhance our gratitude practice is to formulate a gratitude list. On a sheet of paper, begin to write down all that you have to be thankful for in this moment. Expand your contemplation to consider all that you appreciate about your day as a whole.
Consider the small tools that make your life easier, the people that support you, and the elements of the earth that make this existence possible. Consider also the abundance that lives within you. This is also a powerful mindfulness exercise for kids, helping children to tune their lens to see abundance in life rather than lack.
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Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]