The Most Important Thing You Can Do: Gratitude Practice…

I have a hero and her name’s Brene Brown! I binged on her  audiobook The Power of Vulnerability – she’s so insightful and hilarious. Brene’s PhD work uncovered how to live whole-heartedly, and identified shared markers of all full-hearted people. She says:

Without exception, every person I interviewed who described living a joyful life or who described themselves as joyful, actively practiced gratitude and attributed their joyfulness to their gratitude practice.

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It’s not an attitude of gratitude, but an actual daily practice that does the trick. After realizing this from her research, Brene implemented a family dinner ritual in which they all go around the table and say what they’re grateful for that day.

So I created a list called my “Gratitude List.” I add three new things daily. I started posting them on Facebook, which seems to remind other people to count their blessings too – bonus!

If I notice stress or self-pity rise up in my body, I remember to open up my notes and add three things to my Gratitude List.

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This simple practice reprograms my neural pathways, re-focusing my energy to be grateful. All of a sudden, I’m back in the present moment, which is usually quite beautiful. Fears and worries dissolve.

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I love this simple practice and I highly recommend it.

I’d love to hear about YOUR gratitude practices! Let me know!

♥ ~ Meghan Oona

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