We are embarking on a time of year when many people quote Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” otherwise known as the Holiday Season.
The 39 days from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day is a time when American’s eat, decorate, go to parties, shop, wrap, eat, party again, open gifts, take it all down, return things, recycle, and then eat some more. Sounds hectic right? And it feels even more difficult some years too.
I’ve decided to shift my energy this year even before the season officially starts and set my intention to find gratitude one day at a time. (Truth be told, I gave this program a trial run in October and had amazing results.)
How to Offer Gratitude:
- When you wake up and before you put your feet on the floor, allow one positive and uplifting word or virtue to enter into your consciousness. Some examples include: connection, love, joy, or happiness.
- Allow this word to become your word for the day. Feel free to jot it down in your calendar, put on a sticky note, or write on your white board.
- Embrace this word for the entire day; make it your goal to embody this word in as many ways as possible. Don’t forget to take the time to think, play, and have fun with your embodiment of the word! If you’ve chosen happiness for example, one idea would be to consider smiling at as many people you can during the day.
- You can keep it the word as your personal secret or you can share your word with others too, whatever you chose. You can make it a game and even ask others guess your word for the day.
- Then just keep the process going from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day and feel free to share your words in the comment area below too.
I bet you’re wondering about those amazing results I mentioned, I’ll share. One of my words was connection; I held the intention of connecting with people who I haven’t spoken with in months, after all life gets busy for all of us. I made phone calls and wrote to anyone that just popped into my consciousness on that day. What followed was a mini-reunion that flowed into the next week; I received return emails, talked with people over the phone, and even meet old friends for lunch. I felt so energized by reconnecting with people and they were grateful that I thought of them and we had a chance to catch-up.
Are you ready to find your idea of gratitude one day a time? Just get started on Thanksgiving morning and be ready to experience your own amazing results and cheers to 39 days of good times!