Gratitude Challenge: Day 1: Someone I am Grateful For!

It’s hard for me to pick just one person because I’m truly grateful for so many people. And since I tend to be a rebel, I am going to make my own rule here.

The someone for me is a collective. Over the years, I’ve collected friendships with women in my life, who have help mold me into the woman I am today. I have shared secrets, cried, laughed, celebrated and mourned with them all.

When things are off in life, we reach out to each other. When things are great we may send an emoji or celebration text. When life allows, we show up in person, and that’s when the real fun begins.

We live far apart mostly, and while I may only see these women every year or so, we keep in touch through social media and our cell phones– thank you technology.

Maintaining distance friendships can be a challenge for some, but for me, having a few solid female relationships in my life of women I can truly depend on, makes a world of difference.

How about you? Who is someone you are grateful for?

30 Days of Gratitude

Our brains love to have something to focus on. Believe it or not, our brains like to work– to have a job. For the last two months, the job our brains have been doing a lot of work processing information about a virus we don’t know a lot about. Every day there is something new, so we have been glued to live updates to learn more. This is our brains new job- learn the things, stay safe, don’t die. Got it.

While I am with you in this, I think we can do better. He’s how.

If we create more of whatever we focus on, when we spend all of our energy focusing on the pandemic, we create more thoughts and feelings about the pandemic.

Thoughts like “this is the end!;” “who is getting it next?;” “am I going to die?”

Guess what these thoughts create? FEAR! TERROR! ANXIETY!

Instead, I wanted to offer your brain a new job. For the next 30 days starting today (April 4th), join me for 30 days of Gratitude. This means that if you are in the bay area, where we are sheltering–in-place. Each day between now and the end of the order (May 3rd), you will have an opportunity to find something you are grateful for. Think of it as your Gratitude-in-Place order instead.

When we focus on gratitude, we bring more amazing feelings into the world. Feelings like LOVE! COMPASSION! GENEROSITY!

Each day, I will post one of the prompts from the Gratitude Challenge, and share with you what I am grateful for. I offer this because the more we can focus on what we are grateful for, the more gratitude we will share with the world.

I invite you to join me on this journey, and share it with your friends as well.

Let’s see if we can not only shelter-in-place, but Gratitude-In-Place as well.