Day 3 – Gratitude Challenge

Dancing in the rain – Image from buctopia.blogspot.com.au

 “You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Day 3…

I’m so proud of you! Already, from this connection to each other, and this conscious decision to live from our hearts (even if it’s just for ten minutes a day) shift is beginning to happen.  Gratitude is a greatly underestimated force for good in our daily lives.

What makes this 30 Day Gratitude Challenge even more powerful is that we are doing this together – and supporting each other with our positive thoughts and emotions.

So, what do we need to do today for our Challenge?

Part One – Count Our Blessings and Use our Gratitude Rock

If you need a detailed reminder of the process, you can review it here in Day 1 of the Gratitude Challenge.

  1. List five Blessings in your journal, explaining why you are grateful for each one.
  2. Count your Blessings off on your fingers, summoning positive emotion and saying Thank You from your heart for each one.
  3. Tonight before you go to sleep, hold your Gratitude Rock and affirm I am richly Blessed. I have an Abundance of Good in my life. Visualise one thing you have been grateful for today. Swell that positive energy up in your heart like a beautiful golden light, and give a heart-felt Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the Universe, then imagine a tiny shower of golden light travelling from your heart into your Gratitude Rock.
  4. Still holding your Gratitude Rock, bless your fellow travellers on this Gratitude Journey by sending them golden light, and saying Thank you.  I Bless You.  I intend for you Love, Miracles and Abundance. Know that as you are saying this for them, they are also saying this for you. Feel that connection and gratitude and know that there is real love and support for you here. Place your rock back beside your bed, and go to sleep, cocooned in this good energy.

If all you do each day is these first four steps, know that is enough. But if you’re up for more of a challenge, today we are going to practice gratitude for the weather.

Fun in the summer heat. Image from moh-designs.com

A Shower of Thankfulness

Humans are funny creatures.  When it’s raining we so often wish it was sunny.  When it’s hot, we wish it were cooler, when the sun’s going down we wish the day would last a little longer, and then we have nights where we can’t wait for daybreak.

Your additional Gratitude Challenge today is to spend a few minutes appreciating the weather, no matter what sort of weather you have.

Image from undertheravensmoon.typepad.com

If it’s sunny, rejoice!

Or eat a refreshing slice of watermelon, dip in the pool, crank up the aircon, or have a cool shower.

If it’s windy, enjoy the power of that wind – feel it blowing the cobwebs away, helping you to feel alive.

If it’s cool, enjoy shrugging on a coat or a scarf and gloves.

If it’s raining, splash in puddles, or sit inside and watch the water trickling down the window pane.

This beautiful image from thedigitaliris.net by Claire Woollam

Breathe in deeply.  Feel the air on your skin. Pay attention to the small details of the day – the leaves blowing down the street, the birds singing, the toot of horns in the traffic, the smell of the pavement or the grass…

Really allow yourself to be aware of your physical environment. All around you life goes on.  Babies are being born. People are taking their last breaths.

And you?

You are right in the middle of it all!

You are surrounded by the very heartbeat of the Universe. YOU are made manifest, in this three-dimensional world of opportunity and possibility. All of the wonders of this existence are here at your feet.

From this place of awareness and gratitude, say Thank You from your heart.  Life is so rich in its textures and blessings.  Remember this moment.  Remember this day.  It is extraordinary in its ordinariness.  And so are you. Wishing you every Blessing today, and many small miracles of flow and ease.

Thank you for being part of our Gratitude Party.

From my heart to yours, much love ♥ xx

40 thoughts on “Day 3 – Gratitude Challenge

  1. How wonderful Nicole, I am lying in bed reading you post rather than beach walking as it is so windy- has not been my favorite type of weather- today i will give thanks to the wind and see it blowing all those cobwebs away. Blessings ♡♡♡

  2. Already feeling the shift and flow of more ease and joy. Even my cats are in on it… Getting me up way earlier than normal to play with them so that I can appreciate the beautiful warmth of the sun streaming through the windows.
    Loving this Nicole, gratitude for you.

  3. Oh my gosh.. Thankyou!! I’m so excited, it’s like your mega pumped writing this blog today. I can visualize you like you are right next to me talking straight to me. I am loving the love <3 Love and Hugs xx mwah xx

  4. Than you for another day of Gratitude Nicole , I too am writing my journal from bed, warm and snuggled up with my cat next to me and the dogs not far away. Thankful for the rain washing away all of the negativity and creating space for new positive energy to embrace me. Thank you Rain, thank you Nicole :) X

  5. Feeling the gentle force of gratitude already in my daily life. It’s beautiful, magical stuff! thank you for inspiring us all to be thankful! :)

  6. Devine Gratitude to all and what a simply devine Humbolt Heart, Isn’t Nature fantastic. Throughly enjoying the 30 days of Gratitude. Many blessings Nicole for your wonderful guideance X <3

      • aw, don’t do that – the doubting part. Your blog, your writing shows you have a wonderful teaching style. A great way of leading people into their truth. Maybe because what I do, when I’m not blogging, is help people produce Ebooks and self published books, I have an eye for it. But seriously, This series you’re doing right now says “publish and share”. Walk in beauty, my friend, walk in beauty.

  7. I love this! Feeling the sun on my face, hearing the birds singing, watching them soar… and giving thanks to my physical senses for the opportunity to experience these things. Yayyyy!!! xx

  8. I have decided to join this challenge , and today I am enjoying some long awaited sunshine…
    This will be interesting and fun good luck with positive change everyone xox

  9. How right you are about the weather and our reactions to it. I honestly needed this right now. We are having an extremely difficult summer right now in Israel and of course it is really getting to me. But then again, I can hear myself complaining about the cold and rain in the winter (and commenting to myself “soon you will be complaining about the heat-enjoy what you have!!”). So I will be making a special effort to find something good in the current heat. Just to let you know that last night when I held my crystal and asked to connect with everyone, and sent out loving energies to all, I was almost carried away by the strength of the energies! IT was quite amazing, and powerful. So yes, this is truly working for all of us. The first thing I am grateful for this morning, is for YOU, and for the Universe bringing you into my life…because I had been in a kind of stagnant place as far as moving along my life’s journey, and you have pushed all the right buttons to get me moving forward again! This gratitude challenge is just another step along the process you have succeeded in accelerating for me.
    much love light and JOY

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