26 August 2015

Gratitude...

What does the word Gratitude mean to you? 

Why is it important to practice Gratitude in your life?

I recently joined a group on Facebook with other Beachbody Coaches where the focus of the group is on Gratitude. This week we started a challenge and each day we are given a task to complete. Today's task was to think about the two questions above and respond. The answer could be as short or as long as you like, as the answer may be different for everyone. The point was, to really think about the questions.

For me, gratitude means being thankful for what I have and what I have experienced in my life. Appreciating those who are and were important in my life. Not taking for granted that life is short and we never know what might come next.

It is important to practice being thankful and to show other that there are things to be thankful for, otherwise you and those around you would become miserable. Helping others to appreciate life and what they have, and showing them how you appreciate them brings joy, hope and strength. It helps yourself and others to achieve the dreams and goals we have set for ourselves. It also helps us to see all the precious things in the world regardless of how much material things we have. Precious things like time, love, friendship, nature, and the ability to change our futures.

I would love to hear what Gratitude means to you and why you feel it's important to practice. Share in the comments below.