Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others” – Cicero

Hello beautiful goddess.

You may have seen the “Gratitude Challenge” on Facebook recently. The idea is to share with your friends several things that you are grateful for everyday for 5 days, and nominate other friends to complete the challenge. The fact that gratitude has become such a common concept is heartening, however, what happens after those 5 days?

Personally, I keep a gratitude journal. Every night before I go to sleep, I write down three things that I am grateful for. They may be seemingly trivial events happening during the day that actually made a huge difference to my state of mind somehow. They may be people/conversations/interactions that encouraged change around my perception on something. Or they may be something around the quality of life I am fortunate enough to lead, such as how grateful I am that I have always had a warm bed to sleep in and never known true hunger.

You may have another ritual/practice to honour gratitude in your life. I definitely invite/encourage you to share them with me in the comments below! 

The point I would like to make is it’s important to often take stock of what you do you have in your life, and how much there actually is to be grateful for. The more possibility/choice/expansiveness we view the world with, the more light and love comes back to us.

Traditionally, we view gratitude as something that is expressed around positive factors. Here is an interesting point to consider… sometimes our greatest teachers are the negative lessons/encounters in our lives and these too, are deserving of our gratitude. They could come in the form of an ex partner/a challenging family member/a difficult colleague/the loss of a job/death of a loved one. It is these seemingly dark experiences that can often change the course of our lives in ways we cannot even begin to imagine. I truly believe there is always a purpose for every action/reaction, even if we are unable to clearly see it at the time.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all goddesses who join me here, and seek to learn more about #wellness #yoga #meditation #selfcare Grateful to share the wellbeing journey with you.