How to conquer your worries and let your kindness shine.
There is always, always something to be thankful for.
Do you do that too? Tonight my partner came home from work late. Again.
Sometimes it’s just a 30 minutes delay that can have the power to torture. As the sun is setting outside and I know he rides his bike... Has his boss called him in for a late meeting? Or is there another reason? My mind can ramble on forever searching for worst case scenarios and trying to stay real.
Add to this picture dinner preparations and kids that need a bit more attention – disaster seems just around the corner.
Today was very different though. I felt calm and peaceful while helping my kids through their evening routine. You see, today
I practiced Gratitude.
Instead of worrying, I decided to focus on the many times he is on time – so much so that I take this for granted. I decided to feel thankful for his hard work that lets us live well.
There's always, always something to be thankful for.
What is that for you?
A home that protects from the elements? Running water, even warm? Plenty of nourishing food? People that love you? …
Recently my second daughter celebrated another birthday. Do you remember the birth of your kids? The first time you held them – and now they turn 3 or 5 or 10?
In the midst of everyday life; of cleaning pots and scrubbing floors; of trying to get out of the door on time in the morning and falling into bed exhaustedly at night; we can easily start to take things for granted – even life.
Insight without action is useless. So here isthis weeks call to action
I’d like to invite you to (re)discover the wonders in your life.
Right now, write down 5 things that you’re grateful for. Please take a few moments to marvel at them.
I’d love to hear about them in the comments below. And thank you for sharing as much detail as you can, because your experience and insight might be just the thing that inspires someone else greatly.
One person that inspired me greatly in this regard is Brené Brown and her interview on Oprah
And just now while googling I came across the idea of a gratitude jar
. Placed conveniently it’s a beautiful visual reminder to practice gratitude and at the same time a wonderful collection of little notes to jog my memory in times of utter dryness.
Do you have a gratitude jar? What are you experiences with it? I’d so love to hear from you too!
Thank you all so very much for reading and sharing.
With all my love