Happy Thursday! I hope you enjoyed the meditation from yesterday for Wellness Wednesday. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can find it on Youtube here.
Today is Thankful Thursday. When I think about the earth and all its beauty I am filled with gratitude. The air we breathe and the ground we walk on, isn’t that reason enough to be so filled with gratitude? I have really enjoyed the practice of bringing that external gratitude for the sunshine and the rain into my swirling thoughts, life circumstances and daily actions.
I have a gratitude routine each day that I started more seriously at the beginning of this year, before all of this worldly uncertainty happened. This practice really brings me deeper into myself, beyond the surface of any situations that are happening around me or at the front of my thoughts and grounds me in my deepest and most intuitive self.
I’d love to share this practice with you. I encourage you to keep this practice in your bed, so that it’s the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up and the last thing you do at night before you fall asleep.
Find yourself a fresh journal. My gratitude journal is a small book with the thought that I can take it with me when I travel without having to worry about a big journal and packing space.
Here’s the practice:
Each morning upon waking:
I am grateful for:
(list of three)
What will I do today to make today great/special?
(a sentence about what I will do/how I will act today that will make a great day)
(a mantra of power/love/acceptance etc)
Each night before sleep:
Answer these three questions about the day. It can be one word that will jog your memory, a sentence that describes a certain situation or feel free to take this as free writing/journaling, while still answering the questions.
Who/what touched my heart?
Who/what surprised me?
Who/what inspired me?
It’s a humbling and sometimes challenging thing to try to not repeat anything ever. Sometimes we have to think hard about what we’re grateful for, especially if we’re feeling heavy, but there truly is always something to be grateful for and it’s a really special practice to start to connect to that space more in your every day life.
I am sending you all so much love, I am truly thankful for each and every one of you.