Practicing gratitude is powerful!

On a cold November morning, my alarm goes off at 5:00am, I’m tempted to roll over and go back to sleep. Something tells me to get out of bed.

By 6:25am, I find myself at St Rita’s for daily morning mass. I arrive just in time for Fr. Joshua’s homily.

He shares about his days of seminary. He admits, “It was hard.” One day, he thought “You moron, you should be grateful.”

Look at all of your blessings. Fr. Joshua says, “We shouldn’t be fools.” He continues, “We should have gratitude.”

Back at home, I’m sitting in my office, writing a Gingerbread House blog post. Decorating gingerbread houses is one of my favorite holiday traditions. Writing a blog post about it is hard. It’s boring. I would much rather be sewing a dress or baking a cake. My thoughts drift back to Fr. Joshua’s homily, I focus on gratitude.

I’m checking all of the blog boxes – key phrases, alt tags, pixel size, eternal links, internal links, etc. the list is long. Suddenly, I notice a GREEN LIGHT by the SEO box. I have been blogging for ten years. This is the first time to get a SEO green light.  I am so excited! I sense a connection between gratitude and this first-time accomplishment.

Practicing gratitude is powerful!