Our minds are powerful energy tools. We can get swept up in the energy of a negative situation or become masters of observing and redirecting. The minute you give in to angst, fear, or anger, you give it power. Before you know it, you can’t seem to find your way out. The energy feeds itself.
Think of someone that has fallen into the water without knowledge of how to float or swim. The tendency is to flap around fighting to survive, which makes the situation worse. So too is the energy that you give your days. If you focus on the negative every single day, you’ve got the power to bring more into your life just by doing that.
As we approach this Thanksgiving, I encourage you all to take a step back from the enormous year we’ve been through, and give thanks. Give power to gratitude and make it a daily practice. By focusing on the good, even the smallest of things, you can make a difference.
Express gratitude to people you encounter at every opportunity.
Recognize the ‘small’ things that your loved one did and thank them specifically for it.
Write a note of thanks to people you haven’t seen for some time.
Take out a journal and thank yourself for all that you do.
Practicing gratitude balances your emotional well-being, and you can help others through it.
If you have laundry to do – be grateful for it. You actually ‘have’ laundry that needs to be done. Taking a warm shower? Be thankful that you have a shower with running water.
Live with a thankful heart. Start your day in grace and end it that way. Be the change you want to see in the world. Let it begin with you.
Thank you for all that you do.
My team and I wish you the warmest of Thanksgivings.