Good morning. No. Wait. Are you awake enough to make this a high 5 morning? My husband would say absolutely not and my daughter would roll her eyes. Ha!
Is everyone ready to share the love and support you’ve all become known and appreciated for? This is a chat that’s going to make you feel good and make you want to smile.
Gratitude (noun) the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
I recently got a promotion at work and my morning ritual has undergone a makeover. Changes is good, but there is one thing that is a morning non-negotiable, a daily attitude of gratitude. I’ve created a gratitude practice, 5-10 minutes, first thing in the morning before computer, texts, emails and workout. It sets the tone for the day and jump starts my mindset to positive. This very small amount of time has the biggest impact on my day.
Be present. Be grateful for the things that make life extraordinary!
Without exception, every person I interviewed who described living a joyful life or who described themselves as joyful, actively practiced gratitude and attributed their joyfulness to their gratitude practice.
-Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection [if you haven’t read this book I highly recommend it]
Feel AND express gratitude as a regular practice and you will see your life is extraordinary.
Today I am grateful for:
- the #fitfam
- my husband not totally understanding what he sees as impractical, but supporting me anyway (I know it’s not easy for him)
- my relationship with my daughter
- my son’t excitement about starting college this year
- early mornings
- fresh blueberries
- being outside
Next week’s [optional] topic:
Just when Jess and I thought the topics couldn’t get any better our brainstorming knocks it out of the park.
Get your camera out or grab your smart phone. Next week we’re sharing a day in the life of the #fitfam.
Didn’t I tell you this chat would make you feel good. Thinking about the things you’re grateful never fails to make you want to smile.
What makes your life extraordinary? What fills your heart with gratefulness and joy?
be the best version of YOU
Let’s stay in touch!