By Alicia Moore

I woke up in Leadville, Colorado this morning in a red tent surrounded by those tall, thin pine trees that look like they might topple over at the slightest gust. I woke to the sting of a crisp predawn, to darkness, stillness, silence. I am grateful for this morning. 

Gratitude doesn’t have to be reserved for the big things. In fact, it is best when you start appreciating every good thing in life and realizing that there is nothing too small to be thankful for. Try being grateful for your challenges, practice mindfulness, keep a gratitude journal, express yourself, spend time with those who make you feel alive.

Check out the link below to learn more about gratitude and how you can integrate it into your daily practice!

Mirren the dog in the red tent, feeling grateful for her blanket.

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Alicia Moore began practicing yoga in 2001 to alleviate stress in her life. She received her 200-hour Shambhava Yoga certification in 2010 at Whole Yoga and is currently working toward her 300-hour certification. Alicia has been a licensed massage therapist since 2011, specializing in Thai Yoga massage. Her passion in life is helping others, whether it is to relax, heal from a stroke, or simply learn to breathe and stretch. [/author_info] [/author]