Heading into the 4th week

17 Mar

A number of years ago, I started a gratitude practice I call my gratitude session. I sit at my breakfast table and, before I take a bite or sip, I get into a slightly meditative state and ask myself: What am I especially grateful for right now?

Often the answer is simple and quick — the sunshine, the flowers in the park, my central heating, or the food on my table. Sometimes it takes longer and says more, like in 2015 when I had been helping distribute food to largely Syrian refugees at Westbahnhof. Then it was that I have some control over my life.

The last few days the answer has been the same: that I am still here in this city I love, that I can still practice my profession and earn a living, and, today, that I can still meet friends for a drink in the evening.

One Response to “Heading into the 4th week”

  1. esauboeck March 17, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

    Bless you! We have a gratitude jar, and put little notes in it of what we are grateful for. I also try to make a gratitude list in the morning. It really does help to change the tenor of my thinking for the day.

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