Gratitude: Day Five
If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
Rabbi Harold Kushner
Practice Makes Permanent
Welcome to day 5 of the mindfulness challenge.
Wow, you made it! Congratulations! Aren’t you excited?
Today we’re going to be talking about the ways that practice makes permanent.
It may seem like a trite, cliché phrase, but there truly is ALWAYS a something to be thankful for in every situation. Yes, even the hard, challenging situations.
The ability to be grateful for things even in the midst of difficult situations is what sets apart the most grateful people from everyone else.
When you’re constantly looking for the good in every situation, it completely changes how you experience each situation. Suddenly, everything is not doom and gloom. Rather, you’re able to see that, even in the midst of difficulty, there is real good.
If you want to grow into a truly, overwhelmingly grateful person, this is the last skill you must master. You must learn the fine art of seeing good things in every situation you encounter.
In some ways, based on all the various ways gratitude helps us to live healthier, happier lives, you might say that gratitude is a 'super power' of sorts - one that anyone can master with practice!
These first five days were just the beginning to embracing a life that led and illuminated by gratitude! The more you practice gratitude, the easier it gets.
That's because whatever we practice consistently becomes permanent. In fact, whatever we practice consistently becomes our 'default mode.' With practice, gratitude really can become our 'default mode,' enabling us to experience greater health and wellbeing while making the greatest impact for good in the world.
Reflect on all the different ways you have been invited to focus on and embody gratitude this week.
As you identity the things that helped you connect most significantly, consider what you can incorporate on a regular basis into your everyday life. Then
What aspects of this challenge have been meaningful or impactful?
Don’t gloss over this. Reflect deeply on each day's reflection and invitations. You’ll find that the more time you give to practicing gratitude, the more you will activate your gratitude super powers.
You’ll also begin to see that in EVERY situation, there is something good you can take from it!
The key is to press 'repeat' often by practicing gratitude each and every day. Find ways to become a continuous observer of the good, write your observations down, embody appreciation, offer thanks to others often, and affirm God's goodness in all of Creation.
If you commit to practicing gratitude daily for one year. It will literally change your life, your relationships, and maybe even the world around you.
We all want to make a difference, don't we? Gratitude is something you can do that will truly make a positive impact on your own health and on the wellbeing of all those you encounter. So, will you do it? Will you embrace your super power to be a world-changer with gratitude?
We hope that you will! And we are here to help you do just that. Now that you have completed this challenge, you are welcome to revisit any and all of the resources as often as you would like.
As we send you on from here, we send with blessings of gratefulness and appreciation. Thank you for being a part of this journey and for allowing us the privilege of supporting you in your journey towards wholeness and being Brilliantly You!
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CONGRATS ON COMPLETING THE CHALLENGE!
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