November is known as a time when many focus on Thanksgiving and gratitude. But perhaps being grateful every day of the year can serve a greater purpose and have a profound impact on your life?
Nearly 800 years ago, the great poet Rumi wrote the words “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” Gratitude is a fundamental concept in almost all ancient and modern spiritual teachings. It is the foundation of most positive psychology and personal growth movements.
I find it interesting that Rumi chose the word “feed” to say that gratitude can affect every corner of your life. When something nourishes you, it is an essential aspect of growth, wellbeing and vitality. Just as your body needs nutrients from food, every aspect of your life (and every cell of your body) can be nourished by gratitude.