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:
My new phone.
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:
We are pretty crazy… at least I am. I can follow a thought right down the rabbit hole and back up again several times in under a minute. I am quick. Left to my own crazy self I can go a bit off of the deep end if I let myself. The trick is to use those moments to practice the unrelenting discipline that is needed to maintain as clear a view as we can have looking out through the filter that is us, our history, our perspective.
We certainly create our own world. When we worry or when we fear, what we are concerned with is as real as anything else. We bring that thing into existence. When we focus on something that something gets larger. There is little the outside world can do to compete with a well-trained mind and a focused emotional state. When you choose joy, love, compassion and when you see the awesome abundance that exists in your life right now, everything shifts. Appreciation, gratitude, thankfulness are powerful feelings. Overwhelming feelings that can create a tsunami of positive change if we let it.
Make a consistent effort to send out thanks to the universe… to appreciate all that you have had and have, not only on Tuesdays when reading What's Good??? but everyday… see what comes.
There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe... The soul of the world is nourished by people's happiness.
- Paulo Coelho