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Boost Your Appreciation of the Ordinary
When I was a kid, one of my favorite party games was to go on a scavenger hunt. We’d form teams, be given a list of items to bring back and go out into the neighborhood, scavenging for such treasures as a red rubber band, an old TV guide, a top from a pop bottle. First team back was the winner.
This gratitude list game is a scavenger hunt in reverse. Instead of being given a list, you’re going to compile a list. Also, everyone is a winner, because the more appreciation ideas you have, the more happiness and an attitude of gratitude you’ll experience.
Look around your home and make a list of things that make your life easier (running water, your oven, bed, etc.) and more beautiful (artwork, plants, . Pick a few items from your gratitude list and think about all that had to happen in order for that item to be in your home.
Contemplate,all the people that helped create it and get it to your home and all the things that are part of it.
Take a pottery bowl for instance. Think of the earth that the clay came out of and someone digging up the clay. Then think of the potter, sitting at their wheel forming the bowl. Picture them later firing the bowl and the bowl cooling. Next the potter would pick out glazes to make the pot beautiful, and the process continues. You could then picture the bowl being delivered to a store, or gallery and the sales clerk helping you select it. The idea is to feel gratitude for all that it took to create that one bowl.
If you do this process with a few simple things on your gratitude list, you will probably be amazed and how much appreciation you experience.
This is a great appreciation ideas exercise to do while eating. Having appreciation for the earth, the seeds, imagining the vegetable growing, the farmer tending it, and all the steps that came after that.
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