“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
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.
- List five Blessings in your journal, explaining why you are grateful for each one.
- Count your Blessings off on your fingers, summoning positive emotion and saying Thank You from your heart for each one.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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