Being Me: Week 47

November 17, 2019

Gratitude turns what we have into enough 

Being Me Week 47: Be grateful when things are going your way. Be graceful when they are not

November theme: Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope


Gratitude is not about just being grateful for things when they are going your way, but also and probably more importantly, to see the good when things are not going as you had hoped.

Being grateful allows you to really focus on what is important. When you delve into past experiences with a grateful heart you can see the blessings they brought into your life, or how they made you who you are today. 

Although if I am honest, there are many days when I feel overwhelmed in grief,  a place where gratitude is far from my heart. When loss weighs heavy on my heart I must search for the good and find gratitude.  

Ryan died when he was five-years old. There is no getting over that loss, but over time I learned to be GRATEFUL for those 5 years of life and lessons and most importantly laughter that he shared with us. 

Sometimes gratitude is about our perspective, and sometimes that perspective needs to change.  


   Themes for each month to journal, create or contemplate on your journey

  • January - The best time for new beginnings is now
  1. Morning routine
  2. Mission statement
  3. Create your YES list
  4. Goals, baby steps, tiny promises
  5. Putting it in motion
  • February - Before anything else, find yourself, be yourself and love yourself
  1. Take care of your body
  2. Meditation and solitude
  3. Food choices and ideas for change
  4. What makes you happy
  • March - All you need is tea and warm socks
  1. Enjoy the simple things
  2. Letting go of thoughts and things
  3. Both hands
  4. Mindfulness (social media and smart phones)
  5. Setting intentions
  • April - Water your roots so your soul can blossom
  1. Water and other things we need to grow
  2. Time to blossom
  3. The 3 R's
  4. Forgiveness
  • May -  The difference between a flower and a weed is judgment
  1. Stop judging yourself and others (why we judge)
  2. The grass isn't always greener
  3. Love is the absence of judgement
  4. Stop judging yourself if you don't want to be judged
  • June - Believe you can and your halfway there
  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Believe in others
  3. What thoughts have distorted our beliefs
  4. Invest in yourself
  • July - Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts
  1. Integrity
  2. Taking risks
  3. Abundance
  4. Let your light shine
  • August - We are who we choose to be
  1. Who do you think you are
  • September - Sometimes we can learn and study & know, and sometimes we have to believe, trust and hope
  1. What do you know to be true of you
  2. Books that create thought
  3. What holds you back
  4. Trust yourself
  5. Hope means your ready to see the good in tomorrow
  • October - We can't become what we want by remaining what we are
  1. Do the work if you want change
  2. A mind stretched can never go back
  3. Healthier is not just what your eating, but what you think and say
  4. In the end we only regret the chance we did not take
  • November - Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
  1. Count your rainbows not your thunderstorms
  2. What consumes your mind controls your life
  3. Be grateful when things are going your way. Be graceful when they are not
  • December - Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope

 

 Mission Statement:  I will improve my overall health and wellness, use kindness and inspiration with a vision that creates  a community of giving and in doing so achieve my purpose in this life.   

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