The first day of the Gratitude Project Blog Summit is going so well and I am personally SO grateful that you could find a few minutes to join us! This day has been a blessing and I am thrilled for the main event of the Gratitude Project! On November 18th, you can call in and experience some powerful exercises on Gratitude! For more info and to register, head here!
I am beyond grateful for our next writer. Jennifer Urezzio is a brilliant mind and personal friend! She is the founder and spiritual director of Know Soul’s Language – a way to create a conscious connection with your Soul. You can learn more about her at: www.knowsoulslanguage.net. Feel free to connect with Jennifer via Facebook and Twitter or befriend her personally here!
How Are YOU Doing Gratitude?
By Jennifer Urezzio
You know gratitude is a funny thing. We hear a lot about it. We know we are “supposed” to do it and what I believe happens is this: life’s patterns get in the way.
Recently, it was my birthday! YAY, for me! I received over 300 Facebook well wishes. I was grateful for each one of those messages and yet…I noticed myself not fully pausing and letting those wishes and support truly be received.
Again, here was another example to really pause and practice what I preach. To PAUSE and connect with the Divine and with my Soul.
I believe gratitude is just another way of experiencing your connection with your Soul. It is an opportunity for you to PAUSE and explore that feeling of being one with Creation. So for me, it is important how I choose to conduct gratitude.
How are you choosing to conduct gratitude?
- Are you racing through it, so you can get to the “things” on your list that you haven’t received?
- Are you practicing gratitude because you “think” it will help you get what you want?
- Are you practicing gratitude because you were told it is the “right” action to take?
- Are you present in gratitude? Giving your heart over to gratitude and being one with the Divine?
That last one is how I intend to conduct Gratitude. Some days, I’m really spot-on with that intention and other days…Well, other days, I get to really connect to my Soul and the Divine to remember who I am and the truth of me!
See, it is all one – gratitude, abundance, love, joy…These are all aspects of the Divine and if you want to have a deeper relationship with the Divine than I suggest you meet the Divine on its playing field.
Start with just being present
If your answer was anything other than D, you can step up your gratitude practice. I suggest the first step is just being present. Be present with how you feel as you are expressing gratitude. Are you thinking about other things? Are you looking into someone’s eyes when you say thank you? Just for today when you offer gratitude to other just be in the moment. See how that changes your day and than your life.