Good Morning from Maine! #Gratitude
Welcome to Percolate Daily.
I hope you follow along with me each day, perhaps even consider using a journal to write your thoughts as we go. I also would love your comments and I’m sure others would appreciate them too. Today is the official release of my new Hay House book, Percolate – Let Your Best Self Filter Through. The book has an overall theme of gratitude, however many who follow me in social media see my daily gratitude message, “Good Morning from Maine! #Gratitude”.
When we practice Percolating Gratitude, we make choices with our behavior and thinking from moment to moment.
You have a choice to find gratitude and live in gratitude with your attitude, thoughts, actions and all.
One behavior that blocks gratitude is comparing yourself to others or to what others have.
I use a technique I affectionately call PERCOLATE flipping. (Yes, flipping.)
This is where we turn negative thoughts & behaviors into positive, gratitude rich thoughts & behaviors.
Turn negative chatter around. Flip it and find the positive.
JOURNAL Exercise 1
Write down 5 negative things you catch yourself saying to yourself or out loud.
Leave room under each statement for two positive statements. Find the gratitude and write down two positive statements.
Elizabeth: “I really wish I didn’t have food allergies. I hate having food allergies.”
Positive statement 1: I love myself with food allergies. Yes, the are difficult to manage, but I am grateful for my life and my daily experiences. I am grateful I have survived several allergic reactions.
Positive statement 2: I am grateful for all the wonderful people I have met and lives I have helped save as a result of sharing my story about food allergies. Even though they are difficult to live with, I practice healthy daily food allergy management and live my best life.
Elizabeth: “Rita’s new car is better than mine. I need a new car.”
Positive statement 1: I love my car. well, mini-van. The thing is the ultimate-french-fry mobile. It may have some mileage and some baseball dents and I am incredibly thankful that I have a car to drive, that runs, that has raised & supported my family and provides some comic relief at moments.
Positive statement 2: It’s hard to think about trading our van in as our kids are all teens now and their personalities are still all over the windows where they sit (or sat). One window has stickers from the Disney movie Cars arranged on it.
JOURNAL Exercise 2
Find an even quieter space and read what you have written. Read it several times.
Pick one statement and the two positive statements and put them into motion in your life.
You might hang this on your bathroom mirror, carry your journal and reminder, put it in your phone or meditate.
Consider sharing this with someone and ask if they have any additional POSITIVE things to add.
What is your level of gratitude for yourself? Others? The world around you?