There are so many definitions for the word gratitude. At the core, gratitude is a positive emotion, that we experience consciously when we are feeling thankful for someone or something. Gratitude is a practice through which we may acknowledge special gestures, the things going well in our life, and the mundane things that we often take for granted (such as health, work, or family for example).
To experience gratitude, we must make a conscious effort to recognize and appreciate all the positivity we are having or creating in our life and its outcomes. The practice of gratitude has been proven to provide individuals happier and less depressed experiences of life, as it allows us shift our attention from negative emotions (like jealousy, resentment and envy) into positive emotions (like satisfaction and fulfillment).
This last day of the year, take some time to find gratitude for how you have grown, what you have accomplished, and the lessons have shown up to stretch who you are.
No matter where we are in the world, look forward to welcoming a clean slate that a new year can bring, look forward to the awareness of the changes that the year has taught you that you need to create and be proud of the ones that you are already implementing. Make this year all about finding and employing your strength and developing a deeper sense of community.
Let this be the year that collaboration becomes more popular than competition and things to be grateful for are more abundant than things to be hateful about. Say a massive THANK YOU to your family, friends, co-workers and all the people that rally and support you.
So whether you’re partying like a rock start or taking the night off and going to bed early, take some time to reflect on the past year and envision what the New Year and new beginnings it may bring you.
Thanks for joining us on this ride, we look forward to sharing many more memories with you!