#30 Ways to Say “Thank You”
May 23-June 21st
$30 (just a $1 per day )
Together we will count our blessings, offer prayers, send love, and kindle our creativity. Give yourself the gift of slowing down and noticing the simple ways gratitude appears in our lives every day.
Each day you will receive an email with an attached PDF, featuring a Gratitude Prompt, a suggested practice, a quote/affirmation, and a seasonal recipe. Some practices will be cumulative and others one time. Some days you will find the suggested action easy and some days a little more challenging.
Something i know for sure is that gratitude unlocks the fullness of life, Be prepared to start feeling very full! The best road to gratitude is to establish a daily practice which reminds you of the gifts, benefits, blessings, things you enjoy and the goodness that prevails in your life.
*the more gratitude we express the deeper we can feel happiness, empathy and willingness to help
*gratitude deepens our sense of purpose
*acts as an anti-depressant
*gratitude increases feelings of energy, alertness,enthusiasm and vigor
*feeling of gratitude aid create a feeling of success and help is achieve personal goals
*gratitude helps us better cope with stress
*gratiitude helps create a sense of closure to some dramatic events
*gratitude bolsters feelings of self worth
*when feeling gratitude people tend to be more generous
*gratitude helps us by prolonging our enjoyment of pleasurable experiences
*gratitude improves cardiovascular health
*gratitude creates a greater sense of purpose and resilience
gratitude unlocks the fullness of life
Here is the "challenge" part:
1) Choose your modality
Journalling, Photography, Art, Collage, Prayer writing, Thank You notes
One study performed by positive psychologist Robert Emmons explored the idea of keeping a gratitude list. The articles explains, “subjects who wrote down one thing that they were grateful for every day reported being 25 percent happier for a full six months after following this practice for just three weeks.”
Another practice you could try is to use your camera to collect daily evidence of the gratitude you experience in your life. This can be done with your camera phone, Try to make it an actual practice where you actively seek moments full of gratitude and snap a photo capturing that moment. Find those moments that cause joy and thankfulness to bubble up.
2) For 30 days create a page following the gratitude prompt of the day
3) At the end of 30 days submit proof of completion of your "30 ways to say thank-you" (a photo essay, a journal, a collage, a collection of thank you letters, etc) and I will send you a gratitude gift...something herbal and yummy that will speak to your senses!
Remember the act of writing down….materializing…translates your thoughts into words, writing helps organize thoughts, and facilitates integration.
Another daily practice that brings in gratitude is writing a thank you note. Think about how different each day might feel if you began it with letting someone else know that they've made your life better?
30 Ways To Say "THANK-YOU"
A Call To Cultivate a Gratitude Practice