"What if focusing on the good in our lives could lead to an increase in good?" --Karen Lindvig, Senior Minister at Seattle Unity
As 28 Days of Love began to wind down, I once again found myself asking the question, "What's next?" The word that kept rattling around in my brain was Gratitude. It made sense to me that Gratitude would come after Love, but I wasn't sure until I went to church last Sunday.
Reverend Karen spoke about mirrors - how the world mirrors back to us our own internal state - and about how to shift things if what is being mirrored for you is not what you would like to see. She asked this question: "What if focusing on the good in our lives could lead to an increase in good?" And I knew that was my green light from The Universe for 30 Days of Gratitude.
The practice is relatively easy, notice three things each day that you are grateful for.
That's it. Just notice three things.
You can write them in a journal, on your own blog, or in the comments section of this blog. You can share them on my Facebook page "The 30 Days Project." You can share them with someone else at dinnertime, before bed or in a daily "gratitude call." Or you may simply notice them, whenever and wherever you can, silently and to yourself.
I will be sharing my "gratefuls" (as my kids call them) on the blog each day, as well as on The 30 Days Project Facebook page. However you choose to practice I hope you will stop by often for inspiration, ideas and support.
Let the gratitude begin!
[This photograph was taken outside of Cafe Gratitude in Venice, CA.]