We say thank you a lot. At the supermarket as we get our bags. When someone hands us something. We’ve been brought up to do it. It’s the right thing to do.
But when is the last time you said THANK YOU with power in your voice, feeling it all through your bones? Because you REALLY meant it????
Have a go. Say it to yourself. Right now. For something you’re really glad about, about yourself. Come on, try. Say it again, and mean it even more this time. Now say it out really loud! “Thank you for being so xxxx”. Now again – and add a big smile. Notice what happens in your body.
We have this beautiful gift we can give: saying thank you. To ourselves and to others. Noticing the beautiful aspects of ourselves and others, of life, everyday life. Of those people we share most of our time with.
A gratitude journal or app will make it easy – commit yourself to starting TODAY, and continue for the next 22 days, which will take you safely into 2016. Write 10 things in your notebook every morning that you are really thankful for – in yourself, in others, about nature or anything else that comes to mind. Write all 10. Then read them one by one and say thank you, thank you, thank you – 3 times after each sentence. The more you mean it, feel it, see it, hear it – the more it works.
So what’s the deal? You will see. What you focus on is what you get. So by starting each day searching your mind and heart for things you are happy about, guess what you’ll start noticing more of? Correct. Things to be thankful for. So this December, make your morning list even more important than the Christmas Wish List.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – and I mean it, from the bottom of my heart!