Mindful Monday: Gratitude
To me, Mindful Monday encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.
Today, I feel the need to stress just how much “Gratitude,” should figure into your mindfulness-equation when you are self evaluating yourself and setting goals.
Reciting gratitude mantras is a way of affirming to yourself just how fabulous and special your life truly is. I am blessed, beyond all means. I am so thankful for where I am at in my life.
Take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate all that you have in your own life. Can you feel the gratitude washing over you and making you smile?
The “Gratitude Mantras” image above comes from Integrative Nutrition.com. They have an excellent blog to check out for more information.
My friend Colline, of “Colline’s Blog, hosts a Gratitude Project each week to remind us to be thankful of all the good things in our life.
Last week, I dealt with how ‘change’ sometimes makes it difficult for me to meet my mindful goals. I decided, as long as I thought positive about meeting my goals, when real life got in the way, I had to let go of my own self incrimination. All that did was make me feel bad about myself – never my intention to begin with.
In fact, one of my blog friends pointed out I actually had achieved a goal I had set for myself, which was to get the tile work done in my house. Maybe not a mindfulness goal, but still a goal no less. It is easy to overlook the obvious sometimes.
As the renovation work in my home winds down, I will soon be able to return to my normal pattern of life. I am thankful for my fantastic husband Ron, who wanted the tile work and new Pergo floors, as much as I did!
What are you thankful for this week?
For more on mindfulness, visit my friend, Jade the Mystic. He has an excellent blog where you will find all kinds of guidance.
Remember, this is not a challenge. This is an offering of support. If you would like to join in with your own Mindful Monday goals you can do so in the comments or on a separate post of your own making. If you want to link back to my post, please feel free to do so however, it is not necessary. My main objective here is to give and get support to become more mindful of the things I take for granted in life.
Peace and Joy to everyone this week,