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:
Ginger Candy. Gemma. A Clean Home. Electricity. Etta & Jackson.
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:
We spend a lot of time looking forward to this or that. We think about future conversations, lovers, jobs, homes, vacations, financial situations. When you look around it is hard to find anyone who is absolutely pleased with their "now." We spend our lives living for things that aren't here yet and it is making us miserable. If you were to ask someone to just be and then feel what that was like, they would have a hard time. Try it. Sit still and take in 60 seconds of now. What did it feel like? Were you able to do it? Did your mind jump to what you had to do next or to some past point in your life?
For those who know or follow my teaching/philosophy, you know that I am all about manifesting your world. To do so you have to see it before it is. You have to believe that it can be what you want… the difference is that dreamers dream, manifesters manifest. You live and feel as if your dreams are happening. When you manifest you spend more time in the moment, seeing the blessings, understanding the opportunities and appreciating what is. When you dreaming you, for the most part, are trying to get the hell out of wherever you are. So much is missed and you are left with the wanting… you are left with the lack.
There are a couple of weeks until Thanksgiving; that is plenty of time to see what gratitude brings us. See what happens with this experiment: Imagine that no one owes you anything. Husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, etc. You are all doing what you are doing for someone else because you want to (so stop doing sh*t out of obligation) and everyone is doing for you because they want to. When you recognize that everyone is acting on desire and that they don't have to do anything, how does that make you feel? Are you feeling lucky? I hope so. You are. Now if you recognize that nothing you have is promised forever, no one in your world HAS to stay in it and everything can shift at a moment's notice (and will especially when taken for granted), how do you go on in the world? Gratitude is more than just a weekly exercise. It is a way of creating the life, sustaining the life, and being in the life you love.