Before we left the night, a friend asked to borrow some earrings. "Go on," I said. "Take something out of my jewelry box."
She came out of my bedroom wearing some gold earrings that I had not worn in two years. To be honest, I forgot that I even had them.
"I love these!" she called and turned her head to show her off. "Keep her!" I answered. "I'm not wearing them anyway."
She hugged me in surprise.
We went to a party that night and I was surprised to hear how many compliments these earrings received. Damn I thought . Maybe I should have kept them .
A few days later I hopped online to get another couple, but they had been hired ̵
I had to laugh It took someone else to show me what I had – and that's just for a pair of danglers, always looking for the lesson for life, I thought, Where else to look I Gold in My Life?
How To Dig Your Own Jewels:
1. Renew Your Gratitude List completely .
When you create a thank you list, you will Realize that you have universal gratitude for the same aspects of your life, such as health, family, and friends. And these are incredibly valuable parts of our lives! But telling the same story can bring us gratitude day after day. What else can you be grateful for when you are a journalist, meditating or thinking?
Try to find 10 things for which you have never expressed gratitude. Here are some of those I came up with today:
- My Nespresso machine (so handy – and I love the beautiful capsule colors)!
- The WhatsApp text string that I have with my four sisters. They are pretty funny … and always happy to see a picture of my dog after the groomer.
- House of Cards Season 6.
- The absolutely comfortable dominos pizza game with a price of $ 5.99 for two is a special experience. Yum!
- The fact that the winters in New York are cold, but still pretty sunny.
. 2 Picture loses everything.
There is an old adage that I would like to repeat: "Imagine that you had lost everything you had … and then got it back." I mean, how panicky do you sometimes feel when you just move your phone?
What about everything else? Imagine losing your best friend. Lost a limb I lost your job. Lost access to food and water. When Hurricane Sandy hit NYC and I put my friends in a "safe area" with water and electricity, we took nothing for granted. This stoic exercise is staggering – and gives you a dose of perspective like nothing else.
. 3 Share your gratitude.
Gratitude shared is gratitude doubled. This takes you to the next level in your appreciation! Tell your colleague how funny he is and how to go through a long week? Do you have it your S.O. What she's doing makes you feel warm inside – and you want to come home after a long day? Did you tell a relative why you are so happy to see this Thanksgiving?
Do not assume that people know something! We have to tell them. Another advantage? So you regret your life. Too many people later in life wish to express their feelings more.
The moral of the story? There is more gold in your life than you realize. So keep the spade handy – what you keep revealing will amaze you.
Susie Moore is the Greatists columnist for life coach and trust coach in New York City. Sign up for free wellness tips on their website and visit the latest "No Regrets" section every Tuesday.