Not as an act or expression, but as a state of being.
This is something I've been working on a lot lately.
I've always considered myself a pretty grateful person.
But what I'm realizing more and more, is gratitude isn't merely being thankful, but more of an embodied state of being.
Which means, replacing gratitude with all that which isnt serving me.
- And even perfectionism
When met with these, I have begun to ask, how can I meet this with gratitude? With love? With understanding?
This simple shift now only makes way for gratitude, but shifts our energy towards the receptive mode. Towards abundance. Towards the answers in which we are seeking.
What ever we focus on, grows.
Negatively, or positively.
So for me it looks like... perfectionism thoughts, "Why am I not doing this better? Why have I not done this?" Etc.. Meeting these thoughts with gratitude of what I have done, gratitude for this to even be something I get as a problem in my life.
I'm curious... what negative emotion can you choose to meet with gratitude?💞
Day 16: Millennials and belief systems. Haha, this topic comes up for me daily ever since I did my intense social media bootcamp a couple of months ago — and, it really strikes a chord. 😠
Obviously, Millennials have gotten a bad wrap from the “boomers” and beyond generations for being lazy, entitled, and straight up different. It’s interesting how these statements can be internalized in a whole generation. How this shame shows up and swings both ways from total DGAF ( Don’t give a fuck ) to holy shit, I have to DO DO DO 24/7 to dig myself out of that hole. 🙄
The only reason this comes up for me so huge is because the words “what are you doing?” have the potential to trigger every cell in my body to shut down and react. Haha, why? Because I have this fear that what I’m doing isn’t enough. That I should feel guilty, lazy, and shame for my strategic laziness and radical self-care. It’s where the magic happens. *cue eye rolls* haha 🤫
But here’s the bottom line for me, what I came here to do requires all of me. Not this adrenal fatigued (barely hanging on thyroid) and burnt out Self is going to cut it. Ya know?
Now of course this convo swings the other way with the beliefs and emotions that the other generations feel from this gap in mindsets and value systems from their own kids (and grandkids). I think for me, the most important question is what type of life and relationship am I committed to creating with this human, and that human? How can we bridge? And understand. And respect.
And how the heck can I turn that shame & lame AF belief into something transformational & impactful?! No matter where you’re at on the generational spectrum, your beliefs, experiences, emotions, and values matter. -
All I’m saying is, we all can learn a few things from each other. Big things.
Ps. Less is more. Haha 🙏🏼
When the praises go up, the blessings come down. ⠀
Chance got it so damn right with this. The more gratitude you show, the more abundant your life begins to feel. It’s been a little over a month since I’ve been writing in my gratitude journal. It takes 28 days to build a habit. Within those 28 days, I wasn’t only creating the positive habit of expressing gratitude; I was also breaking the bad habit of focusing on lack. ⠀
I even find myself verbally thanking the universe when subtle gifts are ushered my way throughout the day. Like meeting a stranger at a crystal shop and feeling like I’ve known them my entire life. Or when I drive down a street lined with trees blooming with the most vibrant flowers. ⠀
Here’s part of one of my entries:⠀
“Today, I am grateful for…⠀
-The 2 inspirational women I met and chatted with at the flower shop today.⠀
-Spending time with my mom after work and chatting about herbs.⠀
-Therapy! I love having a safe space where I can unapologetically express my feelings. “⠀
What I love most about keeping a gratitude journal is reading back at some of my entries and feeling my heart light up from little moments I even forgotten about! On top of that—when I sit down to write, I love consciously replaying through my day acknowledging all of the experiences that are unique to JUST ME! ⠀
And with that, I thank all of you that read through this and allowed me to share this little part of my life with you. Praises and blessings to you 💖💖💖💖
This was my Husband and I at @hanaumabaysnorkel in Hawaii 2 years ago. Tomorrow is our 7 year Wedding Anniversary and I’m already feeling the feels y’all! We haven’t gone on vacation alone together since we got married 7 freaking years ago!! But, next week we will be kid free for 4 DAYS!!!!! Love this man so much. 💗💗
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You’re mourning the loss of what you thought your life was going to be.
LET IT GO.
Things don’t always work out how you plan - that’s not necessarily bad. Things have a way of working out anyways” - Frasier Crane
I didn’t get the first ICU job I thought was for me. I made plans to accept the position, I thought I was perfect for the first job — the nurse manager told me I was perfect for the job, yet somehow it didn’t workout. I was devastated. I was confused. I was angry. I grieved the feeling of “not being good enough” for the position — but in the end it all worked out perfectly, and better than I expected! ⠀
3 months later I was offered an even better position with an awesome ICU, an amazing team, and truly incredible experiences that impact my everyday career as an anesthetist.
I couldn’t see the silver lining when I was devastated and grieving — but am so grateful for God’s hand on my journey.