What are you grateful for?
I can't believe that it's come and gone again! This time of year always feels so... shocking in a way. Exciting, a little stressful, and mostly grateful, too. It always seems that the year comes and goes in a flash, and we're on this wheel of repeat, year in and year out.
So one of my annual practices is to slow down and show my gratitude for the year that's passed, while setting intention for the year to come. To do this I have several intentional activities that I engage in, and I encourage you to do the same!
I'm a big journaler, I always have been. As an only child, it's a key way for me to process with the sounding board I was always missing. I have boxes and boxes of journals, and I rarely go through them again, unless I'm looking for something. I use them really just to let go of the emotional baggage I'm carrying, or to write my intentions and dreams.
So one of my practices this time of year is to write down everything that passed this year that I'm grateful for. I often have to go through photos or calendars to remind me of trips we've taken, people we've gotten to see, or accomplishments we've made. Every year I make a holiday video, so this practice helps me with the other one. I find that writing down all of these accomplishments reminds me that I HAVE done a lot this year to be grateful for, and let's me spend a minute in that self-pride we often don't allow ourselves to have.
The other practice is my 2022 CREATION Journal. What do I want to be grateful for at the end of 2022? I write that entry like it's this same day, but at the end of 2022, and I write all the things I've accomplished, the places we've gone, the people we've seen, and the dreams I've created.
I hope these two ideas help you – and I hope you do them! Without gratitude, we aren't telling the universe "YES! More of that!" and without dreams and intentions we aren't telling the universe the direction to point "all that" to.
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