As we all head to our perspective holiday festivities, there is a massive shove and push for us to show our gratitude. Status updates, instagram pictures and continuous blogs all over are shouting about the topic. While I am happy to see so many people talking about what they are grateful for I wonder why we can't do this more often. Why do we do things like this when it's popular? Now I obviously know that there will always be good days and some bad, but we can't ignore that we should be as grate fun as possible every day, even the bad ones. Then I realized something the other day, maybe some of us don't know how or what to be grateful for. It is in the moments.
As you may have read in my last blog, Autumn Reflections, I recently underwent some major reflections. I have had some serious leveling up moments lately. In between the old and the new versions of myself. It has been both upsettingly problematic and invigoratingly uplifting. Many days and nights crying and feeling sorry for myself. Then one day I woke up and the pity party barge finally left port and I was ready for some healing. One of the major things that I have had to make piece with, having me time. If you follow me on Instagram you'll notice the past week I have posted about my much needed "me time" moments. From Yoga and personal growth time, to horse ridding with a friend. I had to get back to the things that make me happy and keep me sane. I have push them all to the back burner because I am so wrapped up with creating a business. I honestly came to the conclusion of realization that I can't help others to happiness if I don't respect myself enough to do the same. So I invited one of my bf's over and asked her to be my accountability partner and help me stay on tasks. To do lists and deadlines I am ready to go.
So how do we see small amounts of happiness? Well we just open our eyes that's all. Happiness is all around, in the small moments of the day. When we laugh, when we are goofy, when someone holds open a door for us. They are found in acts of kindness, sharing, and eating it forward. I have also heard stories of people finding happiness in the few moments they have alone in the morning, before the kids wake, before the husbands alarm goes off, they just still in the the still and quiet minutes of the morning. I have talked many times of making gratitude lists, I am often reminded in by my books on writing them in the morning and right before you go to sleep. Start a gratitude journal, even if it's electronically. By writing down the things we are grateful for and the moments that mean so much to us we are attracting like things and will receive more and more.
So this week while the tv is on, family gatherings are running around, the influx of food heading toward you and the beckoning of the Christmas season is at your door, remember take some time and practice your gratitude. Practice your self love, do some yoga, read some of your book, meditate, take a walk anything to have some personal time to yourself. Also take some time to appreciate the small moments of happiness this week. Love and blessings to you and yours.