Gratitude…Take a Moment and Reflect
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”
Whenever I work with a client, I begin the session by having them think of at least five things they are grateful for, and at the end of each session I have them take a moment to send love and gratitude to themselves.
This past December, my siblings and I lost our Mom (our Dad passed 3-1/2 years prior). Growing up we were always aware of who they were as loving parents, grandparents, the Patriarch and Matriarch for our extended families, and well respected in the community of which they also gave back to. Those were things we observed while growing up, but didn’t fully appreciate. Over the years–and especially now feeling the absence of their presence–I truly appreciate who they were, basking in the special gifts they gave us through their example.
When I was 15, my Dad sat me down to have a talk with me. My Dad was a kind and humble man, who was very logical and wise…but a talk? Yikes!
He began the conversation by telling me “not try to rush and try to grow up too fast;” stating that “as you get older, time seems to go so much faster.”
Well, that 15-year-old in me couldn’t wrap my head around such a statement since we all exist on a 24-hour day. I kept thinking, “How can life be slow for me and goes so much faster for him?”
Wow, he was right!!!
I invite you to take a moment to pause and reflect on those things you are grateful for. Make sure you always look for the good; anything less than that should be put it in your past and only become a reflection of learning. Take those lessons as a springboard to moving forward along your life’s journey towards greater happiness and well-being.
Gratitude is the ability to look within; to realize and appreciate what you have. Thank yourself for who you are. Thank your body for the wonderful work it does for you–your health and mobility as well as your mind. Send love and gratitude to yourself daily…and then send it out into the universe.
Most of all…have fun!!!
To Your Success,
Peak Performance Coach