Where I'm from at the Christian schools there's something we call "Morgenzegen", which is basically starting the day off giving praise to the Lord, reading a text from the Bible and doing a prayer.
I have never put much further thought into it than enjoying that early morning routine. And then, not so long ago I attended a motivational session. There the facilitator gave us the exercise to start off your day by being grateful and try summing up some things or everything to be thankful for. This will help set the brain into a positive structure, which in turn get you into a positive mood and with a positive mood there's a great chance to get the things you've planned for the day done. It also helps with your (mental) heath and strength.
So I'm trying this "new" thing out starting the days with being grateful in the mornings. Beginning with the small things like how the sun is shining, or that I may breath and that I have food to eat. And let me tell you that once you start doing this, the more there is to be grateful for...
And enter the song Simple Blessings from Tarrus Riley ft. Konshens, which gave my day a good positive boost in the early morning and making me count my blessings. Just like that beautiful morning at the riverside; being grateful for the breeze, the sun and the leisurely moments.
So, will you be joining me on this gratitude journey?
Love to read about it, peace!