Good morning! It is Tuesday!! :) Gratitude breeds more gratitude… isn't that awesome? This only takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer. So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself. Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well). What are you feeling gratitude around? Here are mine for this week:
Direct Communication (not sandwiching stuff).
There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights. You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.
So… what are you waiting for???
Food for thought:
Authenticity requires integrity and the ability to never pretend you are someone that you aren not. When you pretend to be someone you aren't you waste the person that you are. You don't allow that person a chance to shine, be loved, adored, admired, befriended and to improve. When you decide that you aren't enough you will never have enough love, adoration, admiration or improvement. You will feel like something is missing and you will constantly look for it, outside yourself in someone else. That is the danger of trying to push yourself down, shove your truth away, deny who you are. Not everyone will love you, not everyone will want to be with you, but at least, being authentic, you will know the ones that are around are meeting (and loving) you where you are. Are there areas you aren't showing to others because you are afraid of what they would think? Are you ashamed of yourself in some way? Take that information, own the shame, own the shadows and begin to heal and, finally, to be loved.