practicing presence. bored with gratitude?

I get bored with daily gratitude journals. It starts to feel repetitive with versions of, “I’m thankful for my family, my friends, my health, my job, my home, my food…”

I probably need to get more creative. While I AM sincerely thankful for all of this, it doesn’t feel necessary to write it down everyday…

However, Oprah and Eckhart reminded me of the power of this simple, daily action with:

Gratitude is an energy field… it fuels abundance.

Gratitude in this sense means acceptance.

When you can accept all that “is” in your life –  the weight you can’t lose, the house you don’t have  –  energy shifts.

With acceptance, comes space.

When you are no longer occupied with what you can’t control …
Or, assumptions and patterns that keep you stuck, judging, blaming, comparing…
You’re able to recognize grace, gifts, lessons, opportunities…
You’re able to take action…
You have faith in the small steps…
The ones that come from your heart or appear out of the blue…
When you do that, you experience what can not be explained…
Abundance beyond your wildest dreams…

I think the gratitude journal might be worth another try. This time I’ll list what I’m accepting, what I’m learning from …

And if that doesn’t help me get my grateful groove gack, I’ll try Marni’s sparkly planner (above) and read this reminder from Tobi Fairley of what can happen when you give gratitude (and yoga) its due…

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!