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:
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:
Most of us don't want to work that hard. Be honest. You would like to know, to have, to see and to understand without putting in the unrelenting work that all of those things require. I see a reason for all, I see that nothing is common. I take everything as information and treat those things that stick out to me as being for me to see for a reason. From this I gather the information from the world, from the universe. I see patterns and I see the orchestra that we are a part of. I feel peace because I see the order, the beauty in it all.
I have been made fun of about how I see a reason for all things. This is usually by someone who is lost, confused and afraid. They are not at a place where they see that one of the reasons they are in a holding pattern is because they haven't found their meaning, they haven't figured out that they matter and are here on purpose. They don't understand that being born is the proof that they are deserving, have worth and are supported. They live in fear and seeing the amount of work that it takes to live differently seems odd, silly, daunting in some ways. Most cannot believe that you just have to understand that there is a reason for it all, every detail, in order to receive the love that is overflowing from all things, people and situations. The hardest part of this truth is that we put ourselves in situations that hurt us on purpose because we don't feel worthy, we don't see purpose and we don't believe that each moment is divine. The hardest part is owning how we have put ourselves where we are.
When you let go of what you have or have not done in the past you can open up to the now. You cannot know what you did not know… but you can learn. You can begin to do the unrelenting work of asking the universe for information, of seeing everything as a gift, of appreciating what you have right now. You can do the work of owning your feelings, thinking about your thoughts and choosing your words. You can change your life, which in turn changes the world, when you choose to work hard, tirelessly and with love on yourself, for yourself, with your Self. You can stop making fun and start having fun.
My reasons have led me here, to you, and I appreciate that most of all. Sharing and loving you from where I am to where you are.