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:
Melodie Nicole's voice (and her being, her everything).
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:
Effort matters in everything that you do. It matters that you care about anything you are putting your energy into. School, work, cleaning the yard, straightening up the house you live in, cooking, caring for animals, love. We tend to believe that things should be easy and not require a lot of work. Well, if you put very little into something you will get very little out of it. See how it works. What you put in you get out.
Relationships are all about learning and growth, whether they be in the workplace or in the bedroom. Relationships take effort. Even when you are perfectly matched, there will be some things you have to put forth energy to receive the blessings from. If you were to look back over your life you would see how things that took energy to accomplish tend to be valued at a higher level than those things that did not. When something matters, time and energy spent on it is less work and more joy.
Have you tried to impress yourself recently? Have you efforted in that way at all? How have you shown you that you care, that you are invaluable to yourself? When was the last time you poured energy into your well-being with joy, knowing that it would make you feel great? You are with yourself every step of the way. How have you tried to make those steps lighter, lovelier and joy filled? What are the blessings you could receive from yourself if you put time and effort into making sure you were happy, healthy and wise?
Take the time to nurture your most important connection. The only connection you cannot make externally. What is inside of you is the heart of all, the beginning and the infinite. Your relationship with yourself will not always be easy but it will always be worth it.