What is a Gratitude Stone?
Gratitude stones are basically a simple way to remind yourself to be grateful for what you have in your life. A lot of people jumped on the wagon when it was mentioned on the popular film and book called The Secret. The truth is though, gratitude stones have been around for far longer. The idea is that you put a stone in your pocket and throughout the day you keep finding it there. When you do it reminds you to be grateful of all you have in your life. It serves as a reminder so you can keep your spiritual focus. These days in the hustle and bustle of modern life we tend to forget about how good our life is, how lucky we are. Perhaps you are waiting at a bus stop on a cold and wet day, thinking what a horrible day it is. Then you by chance put your hands in your pocket and find the gratitude stone. Instantly this will remind you how lucky you are. You could be starving or homeless, but no – you have a good life.
Of course, you don’t have to put your stone in your pocket, and sometimes it just isn’t practical with certain clothing. Try putting it on your bedside table, so when you wake and when you go to bed at night you see it. Pick it up and say a little thanks for all you have and for the good things you experienced that day. Just make sure the gratitude stone doesn’t get forgotten about. The aim is to use it as a reminder for daily thanks. It keeps us focussed on the spiritual aspect of our lives. Since using my gratitude stone I have become more aware of how good my life is, and I say a little prayer for this every day. Quite often I don’t even need to see or feel the stone, it has become an integral part of my day to be grateful for what I have.