“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Melody Beattie
The next forty days are about turning the switch on. What switch, you might ask? The one you have been yearning to activate for a while. The one that is hidden behind the cob webs. The one that appears to be really hard to turn on but is screaming at you (when you are willing to listen) to feel more energized, joyful and fulfilled than you ever have before.
My purpose is to help you activate that switch today. We are going to practice for 40 days but we are going to take it one day, one moment, at a time.
3 simple rules:
1. Take a few minutes per day to contemplate and post what/who you are grateful for
2. Be patient and extra gentle with yourself. So, if you miss a day, don’t do what you might normally do and judge yourself, beat yourself up or give up. Take a deep breath and come back to the practice.
3. Get out of your own way (and do this for others). If you think that you might look silly or foolish you have just turned off the switch. Focusing on yourself does that.
So here we go: my first contemplation on gratitude in the comment section below. Practice rule #3 and join me. Turn the switch on right now.