Taking Appreciation Further
Yesterday Phil and I prepped for an appreciation call on the Matt & Phil show which turned into a lovefest for Jerry Hicks after yesterday’s unexpected news of his passing.
And Anthony’s right that it does seem particularly appropriate on this “American Day of Gratitude” to be sharing our appreciation for Jerry and Esther and Abraham.
(Thank you, everyone, for being such good company for the Jerry love.)
My original plan for yesterday’s call with Phil was to take my appreciation practice where it has rarely gone before – into the dark corners and recesses of my life to appreciate things I don’t regularly or easily feel thanks for.
I mean, it’s easy to be happy for good health, all these lovely cats and dogs spending their lives with me, my sweetheart, my comfortable home, fabulous friends and family, and rewarding work. I’m well trained to ignore the rest that doesn’t feel as good.
But I want to expand my appreciation further. Into the places that don’t normally get appreciated. The places that normally get avoided. Maybe you’ll be inspired to join me in growing the places you can find thanks?
Here are a few of the darker places in my life I’m pointing the light of love and thanks for:
- Our Congress that seems to be incapable of cooperation or compromise. Maybe I can appreciate their persistence and tenacity in doing what they each believe is right.
- Citizens of war torn countries who refuse to tolerate their dictators any longer. I’m grateful for the role they’re playing in bringing humanity to a higher level of consciousness.
- These extra pounds that are virtually forcing me to learn unconditional love for my body. (Such a good teacher!)
- My ex husband that I had such a great relationship with until recently. I can appreciate that law of attraction has to disappear him from my life when we are on such different frequencies. (Thank you for the reminder, Bashar.)
- Corrupt corporations and governments who seem to be gifted at perpetuating their own well-being at the expense of others. I’m firstly thankful that their days seem to be numbered, and also glad I can see we’ve co-created it. No victims here!
How about you?
Whether you choose to post it here or not, I invite you to take your appreciation to the places you might not have brought it before.