“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
~ Melody Beattie
Gratitude is like a key. Actually, gratitude is a key.
While we can’t put gratitude on a key chain or hang it on a wall rack, gratitude opens joy just as our house key opens our front door.
Or can we? Hmm. I’m going to try this. Perhaps you will too.
Make a colorful, sturdy cardboard key with the word “gratitude” on it. Hang it on your key chain.
If you have a wall key holder in your house, make some sort of artistic key to place there. Use your imagination. Make it uniquely you. If you don’t already have a wall rack, hang your gratitude key on a attractive hook in some prominent place.
This could be a simple and light-hearted way to cultivate a greater gratitude practice for ourselves. It could be fun too, especially if we involve children.
Whether or not you make a physical gratitude key, create one in your mind. Carry that image with you as you go about this day.
For the joy of it,