Are you grateful for yourself?
It’s common for people to be grateful for things they own, experiences they’ve had or people who show up for them.
What’s less common, but so important, is to be grateful for WHO you are.
You can acknowledge to yourself, “I’m grateful for my patience in this situation.”
“I’m grateful I chose to be kind to this person.”
In this culture we are taught that something measured (e.g. closing a deal, completing a list) is worthy of celebration.
Being grateful for things about you that reflect your decency and humanity isn’t selfish or self-centered. It is, however, self-aware.
Self-awareness determines how well you understand what motivates you. What you’re good at and where you need help. It also determines your sense of responsibility for making any necessary changes.
I’m telling you right now that WHO you are. Practiced deliberately and consistently. Gives greater power to everything you do because it’s backed by purpose.
You can accomplish this by making note in the moment or in writing. Train your awareness to notice examples of compassion, generosity, inclusion or simply minding your own business.
You don’t have to be perfect, just be as consistent as you can be.
So at the end of each day, especially in the moment. You can be grateful for who you are, regardless of how things went otherwise.