“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. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie
Often we fail to remember that we would not experience happy without the experience of sad, or feel good without feeling bad, feel high without feeling low, etc.
It’s unlikely that we feel grateful enough for all that we have when we are in the doldrums, or feel depressed, upset, scared, just plain down and out. These are the most important times to heed the words for this month; the times to count your blessings.
It’s not easy to be grateful at these times. Following is an exercise for you to do on your own. If you struggle with the exercise, remember that we all need support. We’re not meant to do life alone.
Call me for the support you need. I am here to serve you.
Empowering Exercise: Here’s a different twist on an exercise you may have tried before.
1. Get a small book devoted to this exercise. At the end of each day, write your happiest moment of that day. You must find something, even in a day that seems unredeemable.
2. Be in the feeling of appreciation for that moment and hold that feeling as long as possible.
3. Keep this up for a minimum of 2 weeks. Experience more and more happy moments showing up for yourself.
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