July 14, 2011
What I'm Learning In 30 Good Days...
I don't remember how I found Julie at The Peaceful Peacock, but really that is irrelevant. It was finding her, or being led to her that matters. While I was there one day I was reading on her sidebar about "30 Good Days" so I signed up. So far I've had 26 days of Julie's wisdom, thoughts and as she describes it, "just a little bit of lovely". Each offering has made me think, not just that day but throughout my days.
Julie's thoughts about gratitude definitely had an impact on me, someone who lives with gratitude every day. To appreciate the full benefit of this you do realize of course that you'll need to sign up and have 30 days of awesome arrive in your own inbox. For myself it was thinking about the magnitude and the way we can become overwhelmed by gratitude that settled within me.
We are presented with so many people and places who talk about gratitude and what that is and how we can express it. We want to soak it up and be sure that we aren't forgetting anything or anyone to the point that we can drown in gratitude and sooner or later it loses it's meaning. If we aren't feeling grateful about every.single.thing we can begin to feel ungrateful, that we're missing the point, that if we don't acknowledge every.single.thing that happens in a day that made us grateful we are somehow "less". How then can we get back to truly appreciating and expressing gratitude?
Julie talks about balance, of finding the balance between what we really can be grateful for and how to be able to distinguish those true, authentic moments of gratitude. And there is that word again.."authentic". The one that I keep coming back to.
When we are authentic in everything we think and we do, we know it. We don't have to look for it because it's right there, exactly where you are looking. And you know because you feel it to the deepest part of who you are.
Why not give "30 Days" an opportunity to shed a little bit of lovely into your life? What do you have to lose?