“Gratitude is the acknowledgment of appreciation; the ability to notice what’s right, regardless. It frees you from clinging to what you want, avoiding what you don’t want, or being indifferent to what there is. With gratitude, you can recognize and engage in the wonder of life.” (Marotta 2013, 155).
Ask yourself: “Do I forget to appreciate myself, my life, and all there is to be grateful for or do I appreciate who I am, what I have, and my experience with life?”
Cultivate Gratitude. Make an intention to appreciate what you have to be grateful for (the four “joys” of pleasure, gain, praise, and fame) and what you’re ignoring when feeling the four “sorrows” of pain, loss, blame, and disrepute i.e. when you feel pain from making a mistake, acknowledge what you did that was right.