Good Afternoon!!! 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:
Psychic Ability. Home Cooked Food. Fall Weather. Possibility. Support.
There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week 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:
You will do what you are doing until you don't want to do it anymore. That is how it works, always. So many people want to know why they keep doing what they are doing, why they won't stop. Well, think about it, what have you stopped doing in the past? Was it eating potato chips (my past issue) or snorting cocaine (again, my issue… kidding). Either way when you want to be done you will be done. Think about how you feel when you know that you don't want something. It is clearer than a newly washed window or a summer sky in Seattle. There is no doubt, when you are through, that you are through.
This idea may ruffle some feathers with people who feel like some are addicted and have no choice and blah blah blah… I get it. I really do. When you take the position that everything you do is a choice you don't allow any part of a victim mentality to come into play you are left to take full responsibility of every aspect of your experience on this plane. This is rarely what we want to do. A good old blame card in the back pocket gives one a great sense of security. You can decide that it is the fault of nature or your upbringing or your bad luck that is to blame for your personal situation. You can spill coffee on your lap and sue the company that sold it to you for not letting you know it was hot. We are almost always looking for a way to not be in charge so we can sit on our asses and not take responsibility.
The time is ripe for all of us to stand up. We have deferred, numbed, ignored, run away and denied our power for way too long. Your mother isn't the reason, your father isn't the reason, your history doesn't have to be the reason anymore. You, reading this, now have a choice to see where you have refused to accept that you can change the next steps and ultimately the outcome. What do you want to move away from in your world? What would you like to eliminate from your bag of tricks? What emotional, physical or spiritual skill would you like to attain? When you decide you want something different than what you have, you will go after it… until then own that you want to be where you are. Own that some part of you is being served by your powerlessness or has been and now just may be the right time to grow up.