16 Sep / The Power of Gratitude
During my time of healing, I’m reminded of the power of gratitude. Yesterday, as I struggled to remember – ‘why exactly is THIS happening?’ I found an email from the folks at Go Gratitude in my inbox. As always, the universe provides what you need, when you need it. In the email, founder Stacey shared her recent challenges, a la’ family relationships and her need to maintain a connection to gratitude.
Turns out, I’m not alone and even the most enlightened of us struggles. I felt instant peace. And you will too, when you check out the YouTube piece on gratitude. It gave me chills and an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards my existence on this amazing planet. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I’m loving it!
In addition, be sure to visit Gratefulness.org – a non-profit dedicated to the power of gratitude. SO Cool. I’ve signed up for their newsletter and have bookmarked the site for future wanderings.
Every morning, I write 10 things I’m grateful for. It’s a practice I teach to girls in my empowerment classes and it’s so important. Anytime I’m not feeling grateful (symptoms of this: irritability, complaining, fear, anxiety, etc.), I work hard to shift to a place of gratitude. Now, it doesn’t always happen – like yesterday – but often it does.
So, today, I’m sharing my gratitude list with you:
-My amazing and perfectly healthy body.
-My adorable cat, Beatrice.
-My sister Amanda.
-Jim – the best boyfriend EVER.
-Toast. (Ezekiel bread with Smart Balance Light butter – YUM.)
-E! and Sex & the City 🙂 It’s a tie.
-Wearing jeans (I’ve spent the last 1.5 weeks in drawstring everything.)
-My book proposal.
What are YOU grateful for today?