With Thanksgiving behind us, and the holidays and New Year approaching quickly, let’s take a moment and pause.
There seems to be such a rush this time of year, one holiday on to the next. Presents, parties, and an overfull schedule has us moving at a rapid pace.
Let’s pause and surround ourselves with gratitude for this amazing life we are living. Let go of any hardship, stress, worry and think about what you are grateful for.
Gratitude for our families, friends, and the community in which we surround ourselves.
Every year, my family gathers around the table at Thanksgiving and we take turns stating what we are grateful for that year. It always struck me as odd that we only do this once a year. Shouldn’t we be thinking about, and outwardly expressing these sentiments weekly or even daily?
If we don’t tell those around us that we are grateful for them, how will they know?
How will they know that the simple act of kindness they showed to you changed you?
I encourage you to all pause, and surround yourself with gratitude.
Think about 5 things you are truly grateful for each day.
One of my favorite parts of my morning routine (thank you Rachel Hollis for the idea) is writing down 5 things I am grateful for. Each day they may look slightly different, but they always put my life into perspective. I look at the list every morning and I say ‘wow, life is pretty great’. This helps me to create positive energy in the morning, and then bring that positive energy out into my day. My clients, and those I meet then feel that positivity and hopefully some of it rubs off on them, and they are able to pass it along.
Here are my 5 things for today…
I am grateful for my husband, my partner in life.
I’m grateful for this time each and every morning for myself, to pause and reflect.
I am grateful for my dog Neera, who lays by my feet as I write this.
I’m grateful that my business is doing so well, and I have the opportunity to share something that I am so passionate about with my community near and far.
I am grateful for my family, and my friends who have turned into family.
What are your five things?