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A Daily Habit of Gratitude

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Yesterday was a wonderful day. I woke up beside my partner and fell in love with him all over again. I visited my family and ate delicious food. I went for a swim and discovered the exquisite joy of moving easily over the water. These are all small things, and in fact they are all things that happen on a daily basis.


In a new personal project, I am trying to develop an awareness of the ongoing pleasures of life, that are not (or should not be) lessened with time.

Advertising tells us that new is exciting and good – that new is better than old. I am learning that old and new can be the same thing if we can learn to see with new eyes. I remember when love was new – when I fell in love for the first time. I remember my first really good swim. I remember my first fine dining experience. This doesn’t change the second ones, or the third ones.


I don’t want everything to be new again – I cherish my growing experience of the world. But I want to appreciate the old, valuable things – old loves of people, experiences, hobbies – and to never take for granted how wonderful they are, every single time.

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I really believe that one of the keys to happiness is the ability to see every days things with wonder and the eyes of child.

Great article... thank you so much for sharing.
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