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:
Late Night Work Outs.
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:
I was recently told that I wasn't being fair for expecting someone to be unrelenting when it came to doing their work. By "their work" I mean taking the utmost care of themselves in every way each and every day. Well, I am not here to be fair. Cancer isn't fair, MS isn't fair, AIDS isn't fair, mental illness isn't fair, nervous breakdowns aren't fair so how in the hell am I supposed to be fair when I am working to move people to a place where they can let go of concern around experiencing those not fair things? When you are asking for help how does fair play a role? When you are on the verge of falling into a deep dark chasm, how does fair play into helping you out of it when it was you who put yourself there? At the point where you are falling, you need to be caught by any means necessary.
I am not here to be fair. I am here to make things happen. If you want to get beyond where you have been then you will deal with the fact that doing something different will be challenging. You will need to recognize that you haven't been the best at taking care of yourself in the past and you need some guidance around it. Let your ego in on this fact so it can chill the hell out. If your ego was of sound mind and body you wouldn't be in the situation you are in now. It is what it is… and it isn't bad or good. Embrace where you are so you can get moving if you desire to.
If you have been hurting yourself for 25, 35, 50 years you have some work to do and it isn't going to be a 6 week boot camp or a 10 day juice fast, or 30 days of meditating that will do it. You have to work, daily, on many levels. You have to do work when no one is around, when you don't want to do it, when you are sick, tired, on vacation, with friends, or at work. You will have to do work the rest of your life. You will need to change your life if you would like your life to change.
So, what does fair have to do with a damn thing? Life isn't fair and neither am I. I am, however, really good at getting results, so suck it up and get it done.