As Thanksgiving (or Turkey Day, as it’s called at our house) rolls around, we begin to look over the past year and see what’s in our basket of blessings. For Gary and I we have much to be grateful for this year…you – our wonderful friends, family, our peaceful place at Shaman’s Grove, and simply being alive.
Most of us can easily ponder on the many blessings that fill our basket. But we also have another basket – a burden basket. For some of us, the blessing basket is much fuller, but we all have something in that burden basket. For others, the burden basket is overflowing and hard to carry. In fact so much so that we can’t even imagine having a blessing basket. We all know this place as we’ve been there at one time or another in our lives.
Often when I’m working with clients who are carrying a large load and can’t see the light ahead, I recommend they keep a “Gratitude Journal”. Their homework is to daily find at least one thing to be thankful for. It doesn’t have to be big or special, just something. For one person it was that the garbage men came and collected the trash. For others it was having food on the table for dinner or a stranger smiling at them that day.
Today I received this infographic from a program I subscribed to at Mind Valley Academy, and it’s a great explanation of how gratitude works. I felt it was powerful enough to pass along. Give it a read and grab yourself a notebook and start a Gratitude Journal.
Next post – The Second or Navel Chakra (I promise. I’m working on a new project to be unveiled next week and it’s taking a lot of time.)
Until next time – Remember the “Attitude of Gratitude”