There is that thing called the G-Spot! Well, I am not talking about “The G-Spot” but rather that place that feels so amazing when we are in gratitude. The Gratitude Movement is feeling almost over-used these days. Could we really be taking for granted Gratitude?
For the last few years of my life, I have been getting familiar with being grateful. Writing gratitude lists, sharing my list with friends, and looking for the good has been my intent. It’s taken some time but I get it completely now. Being grateful for what we have and not in wanting is so powerfully helpful when it comes to being happy.
The road map has been interesting to say the least. For me, the beginning was just to find three things to be grateful for each day. That road seemed simple enough. Somedays, it was more difficult to make a list but I always could find some sort of gratitude even if it was just for a little bit of sunshine in the sky.
Gratitude brought me an appreciation of the simple things. I was constantly being grateful for my health, my loved ones, my fur babies and nature. I tried to be creative and think of more advanced lists like, realizations of life, technology, and of course, new business opportunities and ventures. I kept returning to the simple things like a comfortable bed, great friends, or the gift of looking at life in a half full glass. My journey was feeling full of joy and gratitude.
The Gratitude Road led me to a newer road called Minimalism. When I understood that objects, things and even people could not bring joy, they began sloughing out of my mind and then my space. The feeling of serenity and joy was what I wanted to see…not all the stuff that was covering it up. I began to minimalize a little here and there. I streamlined my work, I reduced my schedule and began choosing only activities that felt good for me. I learned to say, “No.” The next steps came naturally with eating in more moderation, and a sustainable exercise program consisting of simple walks and yoga.
The New Year has brought a purging of clothes, jewelry, make-up, furniture, and books. Releasing the energy that all of the “stuff” that I daily see and decipher through is amazingly freeing. Bags of old energy is leaving my life and only making space for new air and energy to flow freely. This part of the journey feels so very empowering.
I am challenging myself to not purchase anything new other than food and toiletries for one month. If I do buy something other than, it needs to be used, borrowed or from a thrift shop. Saving money and earth’s resources always feels good.
With less, I have more. Yes, gratitude for what I have has brought me to understand what I really want…and what I do not. It has opened the door for more of the good and the leaving of the “stuff” not desired.
The G-Spot is the happy place on my map…come join me.
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