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Yoga Girl Daily - September 26th 2019

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Gratitude, Thankful Thursday

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

At any given moment in your life, you can find so many things to be grateful for.

Today for Thankful Thursday, grab some paper and a pen – we are making a gratitude list! Start with the first thing that pops into your head.

You will be surprised how easy the rest will follow. One thing always leads to another and another! Your life is filled with blessings.

100 things that you are grateful for… GO!

Transcript

[00:04] Welcome to Yoga Girl Daily and happy Thursday! I hope you've had a really, really beautiful day so far. Today is Thankful Thursday and of course it's time for our gratitude practice. For today's gratitude practice, I want you to grab a journal and a pen or a notebook and a pen, a piece of paper, and a pencil, a crayon, anything you can draw with or anything you can write with. It's absolutely best to do this with your actual hands, so actual pen and paper. If you have that in front of you or somewhere around the house, which c'mon most of us do, if for any reason you absolutely don't have access to a notebook and a pen than using the notes app on your phone works as well. Today for our gratitude practice, we are going to make a gratitude list and this is a really fun exercise that can drop us into that vibration of gratitude of actually something that we can continue doing every single day.

[00:54] It’s a really good way to drop into gratitude, especially for having a tough day or we find ourselves complaining or whining about stuff. Making a gratitude list is one of those things that just immediately brings some energy and some joy into our lives. So at the very top of a brand new page, or at the very top of a brand new note in your notes app, you're going to write: “100 things that I am grateful for”. “100 things that I am grateful for”. 100 things might sound like a lot, it’s actually nothing. You're going to fly through this exercise. It's really, really, really fun. So 100 things that I'm grateful for and you're going to start with whatever the first thing is that pops into your head. Really, really, really dropping into that feeling of actual gratitude. So meaning, what are you grateful for in this moment?

[01:47] Not just the idea of what we should be grateful for, but what do you actually feel gratitude for? 100 things that I'm grateful for. It could even be something that, you know, if you didn't have this in your life, you would actually be struggling. Maybe things that you're taking for granted. You can start with something super simple. So how about something that you have enjoyed today? Something you're grateful for from me. Usually my cup of coffee in the morning. It's one of those things that, Oh, just even thinking about it right now, I can really sense that feeling of gratitude. I love my coffee in the morning and then immediately from there, who made me that coffee? My husband, Dennis, he made, he makes my coffee every morning. I'm grateful for that coffee. I'm grateful for my husband. And then when I think about him, immediately I think about my daughter.

[02:31] I'm grateful for my daughter. She drew me a picture yesterday. I'm so grateful for that picture. Where did she draw that picture? Oh, in our house at our kitchen table. I'm so grateful for our house. I love our house. It's so beautiful. Can you see how this exercise works? How this practice works? So whichever connects to the thing that you just wrote down. Continue writing and you can even list them, you know, one, two, three, four all the way until you get to a hundred. A hundred things you are grateful for. It can be experiences that you've been having. It can be tiny little material things that you're surrounded by. It can be of course, people that you have in your life. You know, what would you do without these people, these people that support you, that do so much for you? Honestly, the floor beneath your right now, that piece of furniture you're sitting in, you know the food, you just had, the sky outside, the sun shining or you know the rain falling on your face.

[03:25] What are you grateful for right now? Write a hundred things down, one to a hundred and let that last one number 100 be something that really just touches your heart in that beautiful, beautiful way. The beauty of doing this on a physical piece of paper or a few pieces of paper is that you can actually tear them out and put them somewhere in your house. It's a really nice reminder to have, especially on those days where we might be struggling or where we feel like we can't remember what we're grateful for. You have a hundred things to be grateful for honestly, at any given moment of any day. You can do this practice tomorrow you'll find a hundred new things or many of them will be new again. So it's a really beautiful practice to come back to again and again. But once you've finished your hundred things that you're grateful for, you know, put them up on your fridge and your bathroom in your bedroom at your office or keep them in your journal. Just knowing that you can open that back up and read through it whenever you need that reminder of how many blessings you already have. A hundred things that you're grateful for. Go! Thank you so much for tuning into Yoga Girl Daily today. I'll see you tomorrow.

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