As I posted a few days ago, I have been learning a lot lately about achieving your goals and defining them.
One thing Chop Wood Carry Water recommended was a gratitude walk when you’re comparing yourself to others.
Well, I took this idea and turned it into a “Gratitude Run.”
I love to run. There’s nothing better to clear the mind, promote clarity, have some quiet time to yourself, and be healthy. It’s the cheapest exercise program out there! I have some of my best ideas when I’m running.
So yesterday I went on a gratitude run. I tried to take everything I saw and be grateful for it: prairie dogs, melting snow, grass, pavement, trees, bird calls, lakes, memories, etc. I also used this time to be grateful and thank God for all the blessings in my life: family, love, happiness, house, home, car, CrossFit, time to meditate and time to run, my job, my life, this moment, my future, my past, etc.
This was a great exercise! I had some ideas I want to implement in my life not to mention I feel I’m not grateful enough in my life or humble. I need to remember how blessed I am so I am a better person, more empathetic to others, more compassionate, more caring.
I plan to make every run (except maybe when I race) a gratitude run.
Try it yourself, see if your attitude or mindset changes, and let me know what you think!!