“From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other— above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”
This brings to mind the people we love and others we depend on for our well being. Yet there are so many more unknown people that support us from a distance.
Notice where you are right now and what you are relying on… your seat, floor, desk, smartphone, computer, cup of coffee … ? Look around you. There is so much that we usually take for granted that supports us and has brought us to this moment and what we are doing. Behind these things are countless unknown people who have contributed to make this happen.
This is a reminder to pay it forward with a Gratitude Practice. See how many times today – and every day – you can find to say thank you.
Express your appreciation out loud, and look for different ways to express it.
Give your loved ones an unexpected kiss or note.
Smile at strangers.
Tell colleagues how much you appreciate them.
Thank the check out person.
Send a card to a friend.
Go out of your way to show your appreciation.
And pause in your day to look around at everything that others have done in order for you to be where you are in this moment. Its pretty amazing!
Thank you for reading this post. I really appreciate it. 💛