One of my rituals every morning is writing my gratitudes even if I write the same thing everyday I write them. Why? I think gratitude is so important, it sets my day up on a positive note, to be able to look for gratitude in everything gives you a fortress against all negative emotions.
Doing Workaway volunteering can sometimes be difficult. You live in someone’s else’s home doing things that are usually out of your comfort zone. It can get difficult and due to the commitment to these people sometimes you have to suck it up.
Now I’m not the most tolerate person so Workaway and gratitudes sometimes doesn’t go hand in hand, both the Spunky Rooster and I have had times when it has been difficult to find something to be grateful for. This is to be expected, living closely with someone that has different beliefs and values, there is bound to be some friction. However if we look at the opportunity and what their generosity allows us to do gratitude flows freely. These people open up their homes and trust us with their livelihood, homes, livestock and guests. We learn their stories and how they look at life, these gifts alone are worth gratitude. Add to that the new skills we learn, the great friends we make, the experiences we have, the money we save, the places we experience even the discipline of holding our tongue's, all adds up to a pile of things to be truely grateful for.