Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!! How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day? This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back… put it out there! Let the world feel your appreciation! Let's make a difference.
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:
Destiny & Love Cards.
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:
Give yourself room to not be great. I am not saying you want to imagine that you will suck, but I think it is important to go into whatever endeavor with curiosity and wonder as opposed to knowing that you will do fine. The attachment to a particular way a journey should be can be the barrier between where we are and where we want to be. Success doesn't always come in the outfit we picked out. Success sometimes resembles failure and devastation. Success often takes the road that is steep and full of potholes. Success isn't always the smoothest way to a destination. Success is striving despite the potholes, the blockades and the criticism.
Success is a journey. You have to be ready for success. You have to persevere to reach what you have aimed for and perseverance to hold onto it once you are there. With perseverance comes doing more than you desire in the moment. It comes with not always getting the feedback that makes you smile and inspires you to continue. When you want something, want to be great at something you have to begin. Often you are going to look like a novice because you are. Before you master anything you have to be a beginner.
So embrace the bumps, the skids, the stumbles. All of these things that seem like mistakes are actually the tools you will need once you reach your goal. They will allow you to relate to others later in a show of support, they allow you to learn about yourself and how you handle adversity. Think of these "problems" as weights that are getting your learning muscles strong, ready to endure. Even the sky is too close to aim.