Gratitude is the one of the best tools in the toolbox...

in #tribesteemup3 years ago

The monsoon season is finally on, and I couldn't be more stoked! I love the rain. Always have... and now, I live in the high desert. Not much rain around here. Go figure!

This is my dog Big Boy. He loves the rain too.. and just water in general:


When the rain does arrive, Big Boy likes to go run around in it. He's probably more in tune with things since he's from up here and everything. Regardless, the gratitude that I feel for rain makes me want to just go stand outside in every storm and soak it all in.

It's interesting how as humans we are so wired to take things for granted.

But gratitude is such a strong force. It seems to me like a really solid way to build willpower and endurance. Whenever I get burned out, I try and think of all the things I am grateful for, and I'm able to keep moving forward.

Try it after you read this! Next time you get pissed off, or frustrated, or just want to lay on the couch and watch Netflix all day, instead of thinking about what you don't have or haven't done or can't do, think about all the things you are grateful for. See if it gets you motivated, see if it gets you up and moving and being productive again, whatever that may mean to you.

'Productivity' is what it is. I'm aspiring to be successful at farming, so for me, productivity means working on the farm when I don't feel like working at all. Fixing my broken truck even though it sucks and busts my knuckles. It means staying positive whenever crops inevitably fail, or life throws me some junk that I can't control or fix.

It could also mean writing a song, being in nature, inventing something new, making art, calling up an old friend, writing down your dreams, or getting out of the house to be around others. Just the general pursuit of interconnectedness, creativity, knowledge, or function.

Anyway. This 'trick' makes sense and works well for me. How does it work for you?

Please feel free to comment below! And as always, thanks friends, for reading my posts and for giving me inspiration and gratitude everyday.


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I agree with you, gratitude is very important if we want to have a happy and balance life.

It can help us keep our thoughts in the right track.


Gratitude is always a good thing to have. And works almost every time. For me it helps a lot to realise myself over and over again that I'm so luck to have four great dogs around me every single day. And that I have the best partner in the whole world. Every time I realise myself those two things ... I got up and get moving again, being productive, because I know why I'm doing all the things I do.

Yessss dogs and a partner. I at least have a dog right now who is such a good dude

Thats awesome, my Solomon loves to get all silly in the rain :-)

Yes! I try to do a gratitude session every day... usually writing down all the things I'm grateful for! It makes an instant difference and changes everything

For sure. I definitely had one of those moments today, haha! Thanks for the feedback :)

Ah we love the rain around here. I love being out in it. My german Nana used to wash her hair in the summer rain and Iloved her for it. Of course, days and days of it can get a bit depressing!! And we can do without destructive floods, that's for sure! But on the whole, rain is great. Then, I was brought up in 8 years of drought where every drop of water is precious, so to complain about rain always feels wrong to me.