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:
Language. Puzzles. Living Alone. Energy Work. Black People.
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:
Motivation is a great word. It is a word that describes WHY and at the same time is a bit meatier than just asking "why." In some way the word encompasses the depth of what makes us do what it is that we do. It describes what moves and stimulates us to action or thought or feeling. It is a word that tells the back story of a person's life choices, their behaviors… it gives a reason for something. It is a word that is important to use on a regular basis when we are having inner dialogue (which is just about constant for most people). Using this word regularly before doing anything is one of the best ways to move towards emotional health and integrity.
Asking yourself what your motivation is for your actions, reactions, feelings, judgments, ideas, thoughts, etc. is a powerful way to get to the root of who you are and whether or not you truly need (or want) to continue moving in the direction you are moving in. We spend so much time automatically responding to life that stopping to ask ourselves what the fuck we are doing and why is almost like speaking Klingon. We just don't. When you begin asking, clearly, you will also need to give the answer some deep and true consideration. Be honest, be real, you aren't speaking to a group of people who are going to applaud or boo you. You are talking to yourself; be real with yourself at least. Why are you calling your ex-boyfriend? What do you really want to get out of it? Why are you sending a text to a co-worker? What are you doing and why? What is your motivation?
More often than not most people don't like thinking about everything that they think about… funny huh? If you aren't thinking about what you are responsible for who will be? It is work in the beginning but it gets easier to see where you are living in integrity and where you are not. What motivates you to be who you are, live how you live, do what you do? It isn't about changing yourself, it is about knowing and owning yourself and your life. It is about waking up.