Gratitude Changes Every Cell
After every big event or trip, Brian & I take the week afterwards to rest, re-coup, re-focus & reflect with massive gratitude. We spend time together doing things we enjoy: family night with our adult children, date night, euchre, swimming & relaxing. We also take time discussing our goals & where we are going, along with things that worked at the event & things we can do to improve the next event. It is a ritual.
We have learned to take the time to rest & reflect. I really believe we as a people tend to skip those moments of gratitude. Oh my goodness, we have to learn to enjoy the journey & step into gratitude. We only go around once. I think it has become my favorite part of every event. I look forward to hearing from our event staff. I love hearing their ideas & the amazing things that happened behind the scenes during the event. I adore looking back & seeing those light bulb moments that happen for members in the audience. Having people come up & share their private stories of hardship and triumph. Taking time to reflect on those intimate moments. It reminds me why we do what we do.
In today’s world of electronics & social media we lose a lot of the human interaction. We have lost the art of eye contact & physical touch. We have lost the ability to celebrate all the good things that are happening because we tend to focus on the gossip, the news & all the things that either didn’t go right or things that COULD go wrong. We need to take the time to find the good things! If you are looking for perfection or trying to be perfect, or trying to live up to someone else’s expectation, you will always see failure. You will always feel like you are not enough.
When I reflect on the weekend & the events to come, it is the people. The freindships. The encouragement. The lifestyle. The laughs. The energy. I am so stinken’ grateful for all of it! For all of you! My life is blessed. My gratitude cup is overflowing.
Tony Robbins teaches a ritual of gratitude. He says you need to take 5 minutes every morning & speak all the things you are grateful for in your life. Yes, you need to say them out loud. I started doing this a very long time ago. When I first started doing it, I was in a dark place. I was sad and overwhelmed. I felt like I was being punished in my life because my health had taken so many hits. When I started speaking out loud about all the things I was grateful for, I felt like a weight was physically being lifted from my body. It is now my favorite time of the day. Originally it was odd & hard to speak of gratitude for 5 minutes a day. Now, I cap it off at 20 minutes a day because there is just soooo much to be thankful for <3
Anytime I start to feel like ANY situation is just too much, I step back into gratitude. I start speaking all the things, all the ways that God has blessed us! He is more than enough. He is my reason. I am not perfect. I do not live in a perfect body. But in Him, I am perfect. I am more than enough. He has given me grace & blessed me beyond measure. I see so many AMAZING things that are on their way for us; physically, emotionally, financially & spiritually. I know that this next year is going to be fabulous!
I really want to encourage you to step into massive gratitude. Not because things are perfect, but because you can change every cell in your body when you are in gratitude! I want to see you blessed beyond measure! I want blessings & abundance to over take YOU!!! That starts from a place of gratitude! I don’t want you to fake it until you make it. I want you to actually