How often do you wake up in the morning and give thanks for a new day?
There may be many things you would like to change in your life, but there are also many things to be grateful for; family, friends, life lessons, food to eat, air to breathe, laughter, sunshine and rain to name but a few. All of these things bring value to our lives and shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Just think of your life journey and how far you have come, be consciously aware of the many blessings in your life, you’ll find there are so many reasons and opportunities to be thankful each and every day.
One way you can practice gratitude is by taking time at the end of each day to reflect and give thanks, by doing this you may also experience a more positive state of mind and improved health.
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” —Dalai Lama
Practice gratitude and see how many more blessings come your way.
How often do you wake up, jump out of bed and rush head first into the day without giving a thought to the day itself?
Why not try setting your alarm or body clock fifteen minutes earlier and allow your body and mind time to wake up. Gently get yourself out of bed and really stretch your body, feel any tension lifting as you do so and really be aware of your body. If you are unable to stretch then simply take a few minutes to bring awareness to your senses and really appreciate your body / senses for all they do for you each day. Your body is your vehicle for your time on earth and your senses help you navigate through it.
Once you have stretched out your body, move your attention to the day itself and give thanks for the new day you have been gifted with and all the opportunities that come with it. Then take some time to set your intention for the day.
Have you ever walked barefoot on grass or on sand? The sand could be warm or cold, it could be dry and sift through your toes or wet and clump under your footfall. The grass could be dry and hay like or soft like a plush carpet. Whether sand or grass, walking barefoot in nature can really activate the senses and can give a real sense of freedom.
On top of this it is an amazing way to connect with the Earth and to Mother Nature. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you could try standing outside on the grass when it’s raining and feel the rain against your skin and how alive it makes you feel and again, how connected. It’s a beautiful feeling, go on, give it a try!