Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy World Gratitude Day 2014!!!



Today is World Gratitude Day!

For the last 21 days I played with sharing my gratitude each day. This exercise taught me a few things.

First, I had fun playing with what gratitude I shared and what I kept to myself.

Second, I got that it's ok to be grateful about the occasional shallow things like morning lattes or Fridays.

Third, even on the "challenging" days, I could find something for which to be grateful, see #2.

Fourth, people will mock the activity. At first reaction, I took the mocking personally but then I reminded myself that every voice has value. I also got that it wasn't about me.

Fifth, and most eye opening, was that not everyone wanted to play and didn't appreciate getting the suggestion to celebrate or feel gratitude. Again, I let go of taking the feedback personally and honored their voice.

I am thankful for this exercise and what I learned. I am also thankful for all who participated in whatever form was true to them.



Check out www.Gratefulness.org for more history of World Gratitude Day as well as discover ways to experience and express your gratitude.




Enjoy World Gratitude day. May you find an abundance of opportunites to feel and express your gratitude today and always.



Saturday, September 20, 2014

"Pushing Through" a Rest Day



This morning I'm killing some time at Starbucks before heading to breakfast.

I'm near my gym and a little voice inside my head is screaming, "You could totally kill this time working out at the gym." However, another voice is screaming, "NO!!! This is a rest day, you have worked out 6 days this week. REST."

This Shape magazine article gives excellent points as to why rest is so important for any athelete, from weekend-warrior to pro.

I'll let the mental battle continue as I sit resting and recovering so I can hit a nice big, yet relaxing, bike ride tomorrow.