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:
Contracts with myself.
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:
All resistance is fear. We buck against things because we aren't comfortable, we are nervous, we are fearful. Maybe we feel a loss of power and control. That will scare the bejesus out of most… losing power. What if we remembered who we are? What if we totally understood that nothing has power over us that we don't allow in? What if resistance was replaced with curiosity?
Imagine a world where we asked questions instead of shot each other down? Imagine a place where people weren't afraid to say what they were thinking because they were curious about the response and not fearful. What if those listening were curious about the person speaking, about how they came to think in the way they did. So often we forget how it is totally socially acceptable to be polite, to say "have a nice day." Yet, when the idea to create another social norm, this time around being open and accepting, we tend to feel like it wouldn't be possible. Well, with that attitude change will certainly be uphill.
The best way to begin the shift is within yourself. Where can you be curious instead of judgmental? Where can you give someone the floor instead of showing them the door? How can you bring less resistance into the world?