One of the wonderful things about holidays is their often explicit reminders to express gratitude in one way or another. I’m writing this blog on Memorial Day, which is a time to express gratitude for our soldiers who have given their lives with the intention of creating and maintaining security and freedom. In line with Mondays Mindful Quotes, Meister Eckhart said,
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.”
We often take our freedoms for granted. Take this moment to consider your freedoms in this world. Do you have freedom of speech, the right to vote, and the freedom to practice personal religion?
What other freedoms do you have that you might be taking for granted?
Gratitude has been shown to do wonders for mental health, so go ahead and reflect on or write below what you are grateful for in respect to the freedoms have in this country or the country you are in?
Here are a couple more posts on gratitude if you’re interested:
- 5 Steps to Gratitude and Lovingkindness: Mondays Mindful Quote with Hafiz
- Neuroplasticity, Gratitude and Your Mental Health
Go ahead and write below what you’re grateful for. Your interactions below provide a living wisdom for us all to benefit from.