Thanksgiving time is a time we think of gratitude. Some of us practice writing down that for which we feel grateful.
This can help turn our attention toward more positive ways of being.
Those that have practiced the fine art of “Gratitude Thinking” know that the act of daily practice changes one’s view of life. A more positive view of life likely leads to a more positive life.
When we think of gratitude, we naturally think of being grateful for that which we have already received.
However, did you know that you can practice gratitude in future tense?
Picture what you want life to be like. Choose something healthy and life affirming. Be specific. What would you do differently? How would you dress? Who would your friends be? What would you eat? The questions are endless.
Every day be committed to how you would feel if this were indeed your life. Part of that feeling would be gratitude.
Live that feeling every day.
I invite you to be grateful for answered prayers, even if you can’t see the answer yet.
Let’s Produce Peace from Your Pieces.
There are beautiful wild forces within us. …….. — St. Francis of Assisi
What if we believed this quote from St. Francis of Assisi? What if we believed there were beautiful and wild forces within us?
Whether we believe such things has much to do with what we TELL ourselves.
Our thoughts create our feelings. When someone tells me, “I feel______.” I always ask them, “What are you telling yourself?”
For example, if someone tells me they are feeling angry, I know the anger comes from something they have told themselves. It may have happened quickly, or it may have happened over time. They may not even know from where it came… past circumstances or people? It may or may not have anything to do with truth.
Our feelings are messengers. If we listen, we can learn a lot.
This is where our personal SUPER POWERS comes in to play….. we can tell ourselves anything we want!!!
I am here to tell you…YOU are a beautiful soul…
What is the truth about you? What do you WANT the truth to be about you? Tell yourself.
Produce Peace from Your Pieces,
Kindness is a contagious condition that humanizes us. Like laughter, an act of kindness usually softens the heart.
When a person has a heart filled with pain or hate, they may have a harder time and take longer to accept kindness from another.
However, kindness does humanize us. It also teaches us to humanize others.
Have you ever walked into a room and just felt the tension between two people? You weren’t there to hear an argument or see violence but somehow you could just feel it?
All emotion is energy and we can often feel the energy being displayed around us, even if we can’t articulate what we are feeling or from where it comes.
There is a key to kindness. It is not about being nice. It isn’t only about how we behave. It is about how we feel towards another that matters. If we feel it, we share the energy of the emotion with others.
One kind act a day can change the environment in which we exist. One kind act toward another may change the environment in which they exist.
Your one heartfelt kind act daily in someone else’s life could change their world and yours.
If we want change in the world…..it begins with us!!
If it doesn’t begin with us…maybe we don’t really want change?
Produce Peace from your Pieces!!!!!!
Lucretia life coach LLC