Affirmation:I can see the bounty before me.
Today, I think it is a good idea to discuss the importance of seeing positivity in the world around us and understanding how living with gratitude can help us grow in many ways. In the past we have talked about mindfulness and a good way to help fulfill this mindfulness state is to acknowledge the positive aspects of our life. A good way of doing this is to show gratitude. There is a lot of ways to show gratitude.
Can you think of a way?
I can think of a few.
I think of gifts like giving thanks or giving presents.
So now that you know how gratitude and mindfulness can be connected why don’t we practice both in this activity.
I would like you to get a piece of paper and something to write with. I then want you to find a place to sit down. There I want you to close your eyes and listen to what is around you. Are people talking, is the tv on, do you here animals? I then want you to open your eyes and look around what do you see? Take a minute and try not to think about anything than what is right in front of you. I want you then to close your eyes again and visuals why these things are important to you. One the paper I would like you to write a few gratitude statements.
A gratitude should start with “I am grateful for” then list something you are grateful for. After that follow it with a “because” and then say why you are grateful for the thing person or feeling you are thinking about. If you want to mix it up a bit why not trying to draw the thing you are grateful for. Doing this activity will help you center self and your think in a positive way, and it should also make you realize all the good things in your life