This week is the perfect week to think about gratitude and giving more.
Gratitude is the simplest way to switch from thinking about what we don’t have to appreciating the abundance of everything that we do have – to switch from feeling disempowered to feeling empowered.
It gives us the ability to look at our external world more discerningly – from a lens of appreciation for all that we are receiving from nature, from everyone around us and from the unique opportunity we have been given to be in this very moment. The simplest way of acknowledging this abundance is by saying “thank you” – for all the little things and all the big things.
This time of the pandemic has made me grateful for so many more things that I was taking for granted. Things as simple as breath and and as powerful as the ability to freely go out and do what you need to do without worrying about getting sick.
I think the word “giving” takes on deeper meaning during this time as well and giving with an open heart can happen more if we’re receiving with gratitude and an open heart as well.
I like this quote by Brene Brown:
“Until we can receive with an open heart, we’re never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.”
Thank you all for being there and reading. Have a beautiful, joy filled week. If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving in advance!