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:
Hot Chocolate. Vegan Marshmallows. Lentil Soup. Surprises (the good kind). Cold Filtered Water.
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:
On the eve of a big holiday there are a lot of things to do. You may be running around trying to find last minute gifts, heading into the office getting work done without interruption, writing blogs, taking classes, or chilling with your loved ones. Whatever you are doing you are choosing it, you are making it what it is on purpose whether you own that you are or not. You are in charge of all of it and the more you let that sink in and then spill out the healthier, happier and more stable you become overall.
So this is how you have a merrier xmas and life overall:
1. Stop blaming period. You are where you are because you put your ass there. You are feeling how you are feeling because you are choosing to see whatever it is in the way that makes you feel how you do. (Did you get that?) Each moment we breathe we choose what we see, what we do, how we feel and how we react. When you take FULL responsibility, the people in your life will be so grateful. Remind yourself that you are not a victim and the world will continue to treat you like the boss you are. 2. Begin owning who you are, really. Not the version of you that you would like to be the case, but the real deal. For example, I am not into sharing my food. Nope, I don't want family style sh*t, thanks. I don't care what that looks like to others because it pisses me off to share my food. :) So I don't. Done. When you can actually be all of you, you feel true freedom. It is amazing! 3. Do what you want! Seriously. If you don't want to go to a party, don't go. If you don't want to go to a job because you hate it, STOP GOING!!! Honestly, you will figure your shizznit out if you allow yourself to begin doing what you want. Life is an adventure, not something to be accomplished. Just live, love, and stay curious. 4. Recognize that you are a gift, you are precious. When you recognize your divinity and honor it the world improves. You make a difference by being your most favorite person. Love yourself first, fill yourself up… let that love then spill out, pour out, it will never run out when you continue to feed the source!
Merry Holly Happy Jolly!