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:
Cool Breezes on Hot Days.
Woo With Amy.
Push-Ups at 2am.
Finding Lost Things.
Coach Aina Body Camp - http://coachaina.com/body-camp/
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:
We take things way too seriously in my opinion. We get so bent out of shape about the smallest things. We stress and worry and stress and worry some more. We think that things are supposed to be smooth and without hiccups when what we don't understand is that our definition of smooth and without hiccups is just an opinion, not a fact. We have decided what it means for something to "go on without a problem." Though there has never been a problem that was universally a problem. Problems are perspectives not facts.
How would your life change if you recognized that your issues are perspectives? Take for example relationship woes, who hasn't had those? What if you saw the areas of difficulty as benefits. What better environment to work on bettering yourself than with someone who wants to be with you? When you see struggle as a partner to growth you can appreciate the times you didn't understand or know something as gifts. If you were a teacher you wouldn't give calculus to a 6-year-old who didn't show the signs of being a math prodigy, correct? Well, the universe isn't going to bring to you areas of development if you weren't ready to receive, make sense of and use them to move forward.
When you recognize that you are on the path you were meant to be, hiccups and all, you can let go of stressing and worrying about the way things are playing out. You can begin to look at your life as perfectly designed for you to be all that you can be. The work is in you taking each opportunity for what it is. The best part is the universe never gives up on you; you will have more opportunities to figure your sh*t out, believe me. I can't say the same for relationships, some of those will end if you choose to put off growing and developing in a timely manner (timely as defined by your partner). So, instead of wasting time, because that is what lamentation, worry, stress, fear is, take what you need to get you to your becoming as it is handed to you every single day.
Remember, the force is always with you because you are the force.