“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” Rumi
The past week was emotionally challenging. COVID continues, the American election season is in full gear and work life is demanding. Perhaps it was the combination of all these things that sent me spiraling into feelings of exhaustion and hopelessness.
After a few hours, I was calm again, and able to talk with my mate as we had a glass of wine and watched the chickens run about. We wondered about the effect of daily news reading on our emotional state, and we decided to stop reading any news until the election is over.
No more news, no Facebook, no Twitter and no email newsletters from the Morning Brew (this one’s tough) or OZY. Easily done.
After 48 hours, I am happy to avoid all the news sources. Still I felt I needed to something more. Time to add daily gratitude back into my day. A photo I’ve taken with a quote on gratitude for each day… Today is day 1.