Gratitude with a Twist
In fact, let’s have a little thankfulness work out right now, just to show how good we are at this stuff.
Play with the nine questions below to help stretch your gratitude muscle.
(Answer privately if you prefer or share in the comments so we can love up life right along with you …)
Let’s begin with a gratitude warm up:
1. What’s going right in your life right now?
This is an easy one. Any answer will do, however big or small.
Mine: that my peace & quiet in the neighborhood spell worked! The home builders next door either finished or took the day off!
What’s yours? Anything at all will get the gratitude energy flowing!
(For real, name yours. Even if it’s just to yourself right now. This post will be a bit pointless if you don’t play along.)
Okay, now that you’re warmed up, let’s have fun stretching your muscles with these appreciation-instigators from the past:
2. What’s the first thing (or person) you remember loving or appreciating?
Take a nice minute to find your favorite answer.
Mine: the kitten Oma gave me when I asked her for a red cat. (Thanks, Mom, for letting me have a cat!)
Hope you found some fun memories with that question. :)
3. Next up … recall something from your youth that made you feel especially loved or special.
If you can’t think of one, you get to create a new memory for yourself by making one up.
Mine: when dad sang to us before bedtime with his guitar. Could be where my extreme fondness for Beatles songs comes from.
How about one from our recent past …
4. What was the last time you said “I love you” and really meant it (not just out of habit)?
I hope you have lots of recent answers to this one. If not, time to get more conscious and vocal about your love and appreciation!
Mine: this morning to Anna when she emailed me about a typo on the Path to Abundance page. (I love it when someone kindly points out an error that wants fixing.)
Okay, now we’ve got the thankfulness juices flowing – let’s switch it up a bit …
5. Name the most unusual thing you’re grateful for.
Mine: I’ve admitted this before – I love the smell of my dog’s farts. I know how strange that sounds. I also like the smell of skunks. And cat breath.
6. What’s a thing you appreciate tremendously, but tend to take for granted? Take a moment to love it consciously again now.
Mine: being an American. Watching Captain Phillips gave me a renewed awareness about what it means to be a citizen of the U.S.
Okay, we’re on a roll now! Let’s keep this vibe going …
7. Think of your favorite dream come true that’s manifested. That’ll be a fun one to recall.
Mine: not sure I can narrow it to one favorite thing, but I absolutely LOVE working from home, in deliberate creation, with fabulous folks like you, with all my dogs and cats nearby. Heaven!
How about some crystal ball appreciation next …
8. What would you love to be giving thanks for a year from now?
This is a good one not just to identify, but to actually practicing giving thanks for in advance. Like it’s already done.
(Way to prep yourself for a great year!)
Mine: another fabulous year with my smelly best friend Joe. (I love that dog!) And celebrating a 46 year old body that looks and feels better than ever before.
Nicely done. Okay, this next one is for the expert appreciators …
9. Name something you love about your latest bit of contrast.
Meaning, in looking at your latest “problem,” what can you love about it?
Mine: my super fun law suit is helping me know just how strong I am, and also helping me build huge manifesting muscles!
And possibly the most powerful way to flow appreciation (this one’s #10 for extra credit):
10. Name five things fast that you love about yourself.
That one, I particularly would love to hear from you on. :)
If you’re a GVU member you can hear the conversation between Nancy, Anna, Annette and I on today’s gratitude call.
Hope you enjoyed this Appreciation Work Out! For those of you celebrating the holiday tomorrow, happy Thanksgiving.
For other thanksgiving support resources here at the blog, try:
To all my conscious creating friends across the globe, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for being part of my world, thank you for contributing to your manifesting skills, expertise, thoughts and wisdom here at the blog, and thank you for raising the vibration of the planet by being one who focuses on the good stuff.
Big love to you!