Writing Prompt Wednesdays: Gratitude for the Fleeting

Cultivate Clarity

Snowy Owl on Lake Michigan!

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

This week’s mindfulness practice is all about staying with things that feel good, even when we know they’re impermanent…. because, for me at least, it’s tempting to focus on how sad  or nostalgic I will be when something is over, rather than enjoying it while it’s here.

So today, let’s “try to bow down to it all”–as my friend Gillian said in response–by doing this freewrite:

  • Set your timer for 5-20 minutes. I recommend using a meditation timer app for a good vibe. (You’d think I was sponsored by them, but I’m not! I really just love it.)
  • Write a letter of gratitude to ALL the things that are fleeting…

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