When You Aren’t Feeling Grateful

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Gratitude is a huge part of my daily life.  There isn’t a moment I don’t notice something- anything- that brings me joy or makes me feel grounded.

Sometimes that isn’t enough, though.

Sometimes you just feel agitated.

Maybe your roommate left passive aggressive notes in the bathroom, or maybe someone pushed past you on the train.  There are endless reasons for you to roll your eyes at the people in your life, society norms, or just the mere thought of human existence (it can’t just be me, right?).  We all have those days; and that’s okay.

That’s when you need to practice self love.

Don’t beat yourself up for your bad mood- give yourself a break.  Be kind to yourself when you’re irritable.  Do something extra special- even if it’s just stopping for your favorite latte.  These little things add up- and soon you’ll forget about the other little things that brought you down.

Whether it’s a phone call from a friend or a beautiful bouquet of flowers, remember- it’s the little things in life that bring the most joy.

Even when you’re not feeling upbeat or grateful, those simple pleasures will bring you back.

💕

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