Thankful Thursday: Keeping Gratitude with You

Earlier this week one of our readers shared with me that even though our official 100 Days of Happiness is over she’s keeping with it. This is, of course, what we hope for not only for ourselves, but for all of you.
It’s so easy to do these practices with a group or in a workshop and then we get home and return to our “regular lives” and we lose it. We let it fall away.

The integration process sometimes gets delayed when we start these things with group momentum. The reason for this can be that we are riding a collective force and as soon as it’s gone we don’t know how to find our own personal force that’s strong enough to keep going.

How do we tap into that personal motivation?

There isn’t a quick and fast answer to that, and I am not an expert, but I would offer up some things to consider:

Reflect on why you are interested in cultivating a gratitude practice?

Why is gratitude important to you?

If you have practiced gratitude in the past how was it helpful?

Grab a journal, a scrap of paper and make some notes for yourself.

Allow your gratitude practice to evolve into whatever shape you’d like it to be. It can be in a journal, in photos on your phone, on post-it notes, a vision board — whatever you think would make sense for you.

Keep gratitude going and close to your heart and see how it changes you.

Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G

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