My friend Lara sent this email a few weeks ago:
This morning, I had this overwhelming clarity that I want to start documenting what I am grateful for every day. But I think putting it out into the universe, and sharing with others seemed much more appealing than writing it for myself, so I am proposing we start a group daily gratitude forum and maybe add our quotes or other articles to our list…
Every day (or at least Monday through Friday) each of us just write anywhere between 1 and 5 things we are grateful for…the benefits are really significant and it’s the easiest thing in the world. What do you guys think?
And so everyday(ish) without fail we’ve been emailing each other what we are grateful for – it happened seamlessly and unanimously between four of us. Some email at the start of their day, some at the end, and it’s become my highlight, a co-creation so to speak. There are literally millions of ways we are blessed daily, and by saying what we are grateful for (which isn’t always easy), don’t you think we send our energy into the unseen world where we are all connected? And maybe those invisible threads strengthen our spiritual connections not just with ourselves but with others.
I thought I’d leave you with this Mark Twain masterpiece for whatever journey you are on today.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.