We wanted to reflect on a powerful practice that we are deeply grounded in: gratitude. It is a practice that has brought us incredible contentment and trust in our unique path. In our superficially focused world, it is easy to forget that true beauty begins with a grateful heart. 

At Vintner’s Daughter, we ground ourselves in daily gratitude practices. For us, that could mean expressing our gratitude for one of our producers, giving thanks to the bountiful harvest season in Napa Valley, or showing appreciation to a co-worker for a job well done. Today, we send our utmost gratitude to you for being a part of our community. We are honored to be a part of your lives and wish you a year filled with boundless beauty.

What is a gratitude practice?

A gratitude practice is taking the time to reflect and name the things you are thankful for — it is as simple as that. You can be grateful for the little things in life that bring you joy (an expertly crafted latte, anyone?). You can even find gratitude for the things that trip you up, because they cause you to reflect with a centering breath, bringing clarity to the situation. The essence of a gratitude practice is consciously identifying things, big and small, exhilarating and frustrating, to feel thankful for.  

What does a gratitude practice look like in daily life?

A gratitude practice may take many forms — that is the beauty of it; it is absolutely customizable to your needs and preferences. A gratitude journal, an active meditation, and even simple intentional thoughts of thanks are all forms of this practice. We are often caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, which makes it easy to forget to slow down, and look inward for moments of deep appreciation.

What are the benefits of a daily gratitude practice?

There are many benefits to a daily gratitude practice, and you might find that some resonate more with you than others. Less stress, strengthened relationships, contentment, and a deeper connection to the world around you are all benefits of this practice.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, philosopher