When I think about gratitude it reminds me of a time when I was little and sick with a stuffed up nose. It was so uncomfortable and so hard to breathe. When it finally cleared up I was amazed at how GRATEFUL I felt, just to be able to easily take in air. It had never occurred to me before to feel thankful for something so wonderful and essential. Yet, after a bit of easy breathing, I again FORGOT how wonderful it was to breathe free until the next time I was sick. It made a huge impression on me that I could so easily take it for granted. I’ve always remembered that and TRY to notice the wonderful, everyday things, such as air, that are so easy to overlook.
Today, we focus on gratitude for breath! Here are our assignments:
1. Write 10 things you are grateful for
2. At least FIVE TIMES today, take FIVE DEEP, MINDFUL BREATHS and think about the miracle of breath and how incredibly lucky we are to have air in this moment. Feel as much GRATITUDE as you can for this wonderful blessing that is keeping you alive.
3. Either out loud or silently express your gratitude for each intake of air that is sustaining your life.
5. Before bed, hold your magic rock and say thanks for the best thing that happened today.
WERE YOU ABLE to actually FEEL GRATITUDE for your breath?
This might be tricky as we often just expect this miracle as a given. Please tell us below how you felt about this one and then click here for Day 24.