“Gratitude turns what we have into enough”
Did you notice the date on my chosen FALL photo? 3 1/2 years ago. Wow. Watching a little person grow up is great way to cultivate gratitude. I have so much love for this little man & I am truly blessed for every moment I get to share with him.
Focusing on the people & things that we love and are grateful for will bring more goodness into our lives. One awesome suggestion from Tiffany Peterson (life coach & leader of this Gratitude Series) is to make your first conscious thought every morning: “Thank God for another day of life”. You can thank God, your belief of a higher power, or thank the universe – whatever touches your heart. The important thing is that if we begin each new day by giving thanks we are setting up our day (& life) to be filled with happiness & opportunity.
This month I am participating in Tiffany Peterson’s Gratitude Series – check out this link to follow along & be inspired to bring more Gratitude & Generosity into your own life.
And what better time then November? The month of Thanksgiving for all of us Americans. A time to reflect on all we have to be grateful for. A time to give selflessly to others. The perfect time to set a precedent for the type of person we want to be all year round.
Let’s focus on being grateful this month! Here are some ideas & actions we can take to express & cultivate gratitude:
- Gratitude Journal: write down at least 3 things every day that you are thankful for
- Posts: Take a photo, video or post every day this month to share what you are thankful for (ex: Start your 100 Happy Days)
- Tell someone specifically what you appreciate about them
- Random Act of Kindness (ex: buy the person behind you their coffee or pick up someone else’s task/chore)
- Send a hand written note (consider challenging yourself to write 1 per day all month!)
- Donate to your favorite non-profit or charity (ex: Grow a mustache &/or donate to support Movember)
- Tell yourself (in the mirror) what you love about yourself
- Call a friend or family member you haven’t reached out to lately
- Organize or contribute to a holiday food drive
What other ideas do you have for creating a life of gratitude & generosity starting this month? Maybe I’ll save the last piece of pie for someone else this year…