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:
Strangers becoming friends.
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:
It matters what you say, how you say it and when you say it. It matters that you think before you speak. It matters that you take into consideration who is listening. That does not mean, however, that you change what you would have said if you hadn't taken these things into consideration… it just means that you have been thoughtful, you have looked at the possibilities so that you can decide what you want to do, instead of just unconsciously doing it.
During this holiday season, as we share space and time with family (blood relatives or chosen family), it is important that we are thoughtful around what, how and when we say whatever it is that we say. We tend to take family for granted. We often treat those closest to us the worst. We believe that it is ok to treat family with little to no regard sometimes. It is key that you understand the point of family is to practice relationship, like every other human connection you have been in, will be in, or currently are in. Relationship is about bringing you closer to yourself and family is no different. Would you like to be treated the way you treat others? If you cannot answer in the affirmative begin behaving differently.
How can you love yourself by loving your family today?