Can I be honest about something? I am not a fan of this time of year. Something about the over marketing of pink and red everything and the list of to do’s for love that makes me a little ick. This year I have been thinking a lot about what makes life better? A practice that has been evolving for me over the last few years is the power of gratitude. I have seen the transformation in myself the more I have focused on what I am grateful for, instead of what is wrong or what I would like to have. I believe it affects my happiness by focusing energy onto things I can change and have control over. It boosts emotions, changes my perspective and increases my self confidence. The best part about gratitude, is that the more you use it, the more it grows. It is changing me, growing me, and opening my heart to more love.
Gratitude. A feeling of appreciation or thanks.
So in the spirit of gratitude, I wanted to share with you an ongoing list of mine, maybe they will inspire you.
My gratitude List:
- a few great friends in my life
- Tiffany green
- my favourite pair of jeans
- Brene Brown’s books
- hot yoga
- Yankee Candle Clean Linen scent
- a long conversation with a friend over “coffee”
- hot baths
- my music
- sparkling water
- my coworkers
- my laptop
- a good cry
- my vehicle so that I can get around
- big hugs