This week, I offer a quick reminder in support of your Thanksgiving Day celebration. Actually, this simple exercise is effective whenever you need to shift your thinking about your Story or someone in your Story.
Perhaps you are frustrated because of unfulfilled expectations. Maybe you dropped the ball or missed the mark. Or something happened in your Story that “isn’t fair.”
Create space to build perspective, to think, or re-consider your Story. Use this reflective exercise and watch what happens.
Take your journal or a piece of paper and complete this statement:
Today, I’m grateful for…(List at least seven things.)
Add more grease
Question ONE: Where are you frustrated?Where does life not seem fair today? What disappoints you right now?
Now, complete the following:
When it comes to (name the situation) I’m grateful …
Question TWO: Think of someone you are frustrated with, at odds with, or in conflict with …
Complete the following:
When I think of (person) I appreciate ______________
Gratitude and appreciation grease the gears of life.
Use liberally to support a positive outlook on your Story. Simple but effective; repeat daily.
Grateful for you,