I know, I know: Thanksgiving and all the talk of gratitude was last week. Well, here’s another video on gratitude: poet Natalie Patterson talks about the practice of gratitude in this SoulPancake video, ‘Oh, To Be Grateful.’ Really, gratitude is something we should remember all throughout the year, but especially during the holiday season, when it’s easy to get so preoccupied with material things like gifts.
Natalie talks about how she practices gratitude on days when she’s not feeling too hopeful. This is when you need to practice gratitude the most. We all have SO much to be grateful for. It’s easy to forget those things when we get preoccupied with all the small things of daily life.
And it’s especially easy to forget to be grateful all you have when you’re so focused on that big present you want or trying to figure out how you’re going to wow someone else with some expensive gift. Ultimately, those things we get so concerned about on Christmas don’t really matter, not in the grand scheme of things. Listen to Natalie’s poem about gratitude and start working on your list :).