Here we are again at that wonderful time of year when we are asked to be in a state of gratitude. And yet, this is the time of year when we often feel more stress and anxiety than we seem able to deal with. How can we find an attitude of gratitude when our “to do” list is a mile long?
What if I told you that you CAN, and It’s easier than you think?!
Take a few minutes right now and think of things that bring you joy. Having any trouble? Well, here are a few of mine. You can ‘borrow’ them until you think of your own.
1) CLEAN SHEETS
I get such a feeling of ‘aweeee’ as I slide into clean, fresh sheets. There is nothing like a bed just after it’s been made! I am in gratitude!
I feel gratitude every time I hold Riley in my arms, when I watch her get playful, when she runs across a field of grass, when she jumps in my lap and puts her front “arms” around my neck and nuzzles me saying ‘thank you’ for her dinner. I am so lucky to have found her and that she chose me to be her mommy in this life. I am in gratitude.
3) MY CLIENTS
I feel gratitude when a client chooses me to guide them toward the healing they desire. I am in gratitude for each of my wonderful clients and in awe at the progress they make. I am in gratitude.
4) MY FRIENDS
I am in gratitude for my friends that love me despite my inadequacies. I would love to be perfect – but I am not. I’m not even sure what “perfect” is – but every time I come to a new realization and change even a little – I am in gratitude.
Approach Life With Gratitude
Gratitude can be a simple part of life and no matter how many shifts and changes occur, you can approach it all with gratitude. After all – you are alive!
I shared some other thoughts on Gratitude in 2013. You can read them here: https://wiseheartcoaching.com/gratitude/. I think these thoughts work just as well today as they did 9 years ago.
And, if you’d like to try another approach, join the Thanksgiving 21- Days of Gratitude Challenge, sponsored by the American Heart Association. The purpose of this challenge is to help you become the very best version of yourself. If you are looking for a way to enhance your happiness and health, then give the 21-Days of Gratitude Challenge a try. Research shows that when you practice daily gratitude, you will enhance your happiness, strengthen your immune system, and improve your satisfaction for every moment.
Are you up for the challenge? You can start today! It’s simple and easy. Here are the guidelines: https://www2.heart.org/site/DocServer/149077063?d_opview=&docID=7834 (https://www2.heart.org/site/DocServer/149077063?d_opview&docID=7834&fbclid=IwAR3b-bTl5OpmMU3rH8m-Yxc–Ig6VL4gWZGJzDyRW7rw6plwXg4uAnHUH7c)
A Meditation on Gratitude
Click here for a 17-minute hypnosis/meditation on Gratitude.
With gratitude, I’m sending you blessings for an abundant increase in health, love and prosperity.
Sending love and peace,
Judith & Riley
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