“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy
Thanksgiving is upon us and the feeling of thankfulness is in the air. The holidays can bring on a multitude of feelings and emotions, sometimes causing triggers. I speak here a lot about moving our bodies and keeping vibrations high, the love frequency. One of the ways we can help shift ourselves is by committing to a Gratitude practice.
In November or moving toward Thanksgiving, we begin to see "Holiday" marketing as soon as Halloween ends. For many, that's when a shift happens of knowing we must be thankful or grateful for something. Shifting into gratitude helps us shift from a difficult place to a more grounded place of love.
Having a gratitude practice everyday somehow seems to put things in better perspective.
Remember, when we begin to spiral in a downward direction, thinking about the things or people around you that you are truly grateful for, spirals you upward. In other words, raises our heart vibration and has a way of holding us.
Having a gratitude practice has truly changed my life. We will always be challenged by life trying to spiral us downward but gratitude is that place that keeps us connected to our hearts, our selves, lifting us up. Be kind to yourself. Let's think and feel our gratitude and take to this practice every day, year round. Just as John Kennedy's words say, live by your words. Words are powerful. They have the ability to empower you. This is part of your self care.
This holiday week we will not be having our Mid-Week Yoga with Ana reset. Enjoy your rest and your words of gratitude and we will reconvene next week.
I am grateful for you
I am grateful for this embracing community
I am grateful you are here
Here is an article to help guide your gratitude practice. There is a 5 minute gratitude meditation to try.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
My love and blessings to you.
Resident Yoga Teacher and Self Care Doula