This week's Wellness Wednesday's topic is "Gratitude."
My Motto is "What we appreciate, appreciates."
Many tell me they do not have time to keep a gratitude journal or a have a gratitude routine. What I say to this, five/ten minutes every morning, and every evening, is not hard to take for oneself to reflect and be in gratitude. What we appreciate, appreciates.
These days, many people find all the time to complain, and there is never any joy found in complaining.
The more we can be grateful - the easier to navigate each day.
My law of 7 and 3:
Upon waking up each morning, I take five/ten minutes to reflect on
1. what I am grateful for, 2. acknowledge blessings, and 3. just breathe!
During the day, I stay present to 1. joyful conversations I am having, 2. words of kindness and appreciation I receive from some of my clients, 3.nice gestures from those I work with.
What are the top three things I can do each day, to be a blessing in someone else's life?
What are the three things I worry about, stress about, that I am able to let go of, and allow space for "better" perspective.
What are the three judgments I have each day, that I may be "wrong" about?
What are three things I may need another to assist me with today, and who is happy to assist me, if I ask?
Before going to bed, I take 5/10 minutes to reflect on the day
1. what am I grateful for, 2. acknowledge blessings, and 3. just breathe!
Following are twelve of my favorite quotes on gratitude:
"This is a wonderful day I have never seen this one before." - Maya Angelou
"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"'Enough' is a feast." - Buddhist Proverb
"I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude." - Brene Brown
"True happiness is to enjoy the present... without wishing for what he has not." - Seneca
"Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, of giving and forgiving. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie
"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses." - Alphonse Karr
"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest." - William Blake
" Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life." - Rumi
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." - Epicurus
" Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude." - Ralph Waldo Emerson