I know Gratitude is a big thing right now, and you can read about it anywhere - but I've had a few moments this week where I've been downright GRATEFUL, and I feel compelled to give it a shout-out here in my little online space.
The bottom line with Gratitude is that it is virtually impossible to be Sad, Cranky, Angry, Depressed - while you are simultaneously being thankful for something. I dare you to try it! I've been in tears before and turned things around (albeit begrudgingly!) by stopping to think about all that is good in my life. I think I was feeling comfortable in my crankiness so wasn't all that excited about getting out of the mood - but despite my resistance it worked. Would you look at that!
Here are some things that have made my gratitude list this week:
Today's exercise is to make a gratitude list of your own. In difficult times I've struggled to find things to be grateful for . . . and there have been moments where I've listed just the most basic of things - like shelter and food. Chances are your list may hold a number of things - and taking a moment to honor them is not only gracious, but can be an excellent mood-mender as well.
"If the only prayer you ever say is Thank You, that will be enough." - Eckhart Tolle
Love and Light,
Meet me here on Saturdays for some weekly vibes - honoring the week that has past, and clearing the way for what's new. Gather your journal and favorite pen, along with a hot cup of coffee/tea/chai - and settle in for 30 minutes dedicated to YOU.