I would like you all to know how very grateful I am for you. Thank you for receiving my posts, for taking the time to ponder their message, for taking a moment to leave me a comment, for sharing with me your insight and wisdom, and thank you for sharing it with others. I appreciate you inspiring me, for keeping your hearts open to light and love and infinite possibilities. Thank you for being curious, for making magic, for being vulnerable, for practicing with me, and for helping to create so many ripples that we've caused a tsunami! I am grateful for each of you.
Being grateful is something that I have incorporated into a daily practice. At a minimum, in the morning and before bed each day, recounting and expressing gratitude for the many blessings throughout my day. This practice has truly changed and enhanced my life. Gratitude changes the lens upon which we see everything in the world. Have you tried it yet? Do you have a gratitude practice?
I have spent lots of time studying and researching positive psychology and happiness, one thing that consistently comes up over and over again is the power of gratitude in leading a positive, happy life. It's truly a game changer!!!
This week, in honor of Thanksgiving, I invite you to go deeper with your gratitude practice. Each day journal at least 3 new things that you are grateful for, be as specific as you can. Next take a few minutes each day to write a thank you note to someone, thanking or praising them for something they have done to make your life lighter and brighter.
Make gratitude a routine, independent of how you feel and not just on Thanksgiving, but all year long. This Thanksgiving, don’t express gratitude only when you feel it. Give thanks especially when you don’t feel it. Rise up above the emotional “authenticity” that holds you back from your bliss. Go ahead and fake it until you make it :)
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!