What's Good??? 2.12.13

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:

Tulsi Sweet Rose Tea.

Juice Fasts.

Text Messages.

Growing Up.

Remaining Curious.  

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:

Take time to love one another.  Take time to care for yourself.  Take the time to learn from your life.  Slow down, walk, breathe, love.  Life is so wonderful and filled with such joy.  Most of the time we are concerned with what could, should or would happen if something imaginary is done.  We rarely sit with our breath enjoying the moment we are in.  So many people judge where they are as not good enough so being present is misery for them.  They run away, look toward what they would like to have, where they would like to be, who they would love to become as an escape.  These are the sins in life.  Being anywhere else than where you are.

Sure you can plan for future events.  Yes you can reminisce over days long gone.  It is the length of the visit that can be your downfall.  Spending too much time under water will harm you, you must come up to breathe.  Remaining on the surface is key.  You are here, this is what is real in the moment…this moment.  What you can control, manipulate, be in charge of is all in front of you.  The past is over, though you try to rewrite it daily… and the future is just a moment ahead.  Thinking about either too long creates discord and certainly won't bring you to the place where your moments are filled with joy.

Next time you worry, take a deep breath, focus on it.  Follow it into your body and follow it out.  Repeat that a few more times, truly focusing on where your breath goes.  What is it doing inside.  Imagine all of the reactions that are going on to keep you alive in this moment.  Breath, what a lovely thing.  Once you have done this see how your approach to your worry changes, shifts.  What you have is a gift.  The gift of each and every second of each and every day you are here.