Too often we get trapped into focusing on what brings us unhappiness or fear. What if we shift the focus to what brings us joy instead? Our worries for the future and our wants in the moment change when we focus our awareness on what we have rather than what we lack. Joy comes from living in the moment and appreciating the love we have in our lives. Whether it’s our family, our friends, or our community, joy comes from the things money can’t buy.
It’s difficult to develop a gratitude practice when we focus only on the negative in our lives. By taking time to discover what truly brings us joy, we are not only shifting our mindset, we are also finding things in our lives for which we can be grateful.