Today is Christmas Day and as I pondered on today, on the year ahead, and on the year past, an idea came to me.
You know how gratitude and being grateful in life is such a huge deal? I for one, practice gratitude on a regular basis and believe it is one of the most rewarding things in life. Gratitude makes my life richer and sweeter.
But because it was Christmas morn today and there were some gifts involved, I started thinking about the true gifts in life.
As I showered, I thought of the gift of another yet another warm shower to enJOY. I then started to think of the gift of another meal as we were about to have brunch. And then my mind went to a place of Yes each moment can be a gift! And if we see it that way each experience can be like opening a gift for the first time and it increases the enJOYment of the moment.
Of course the people, the love and the memories we make are true gifts in life also but so are the moment by moment events and moments.
So this will be my new form of practicing gratitude on a daily basis and moment by moment. Like here I am with the gift of being able to write yet one more blog post and the gift of my fingers still working well enough to hammer at this keyboard.
I have also decided to gift myself in the coming year in a way that nurtures my soul and gives me fulfillment. What is my plan for this gift to myself?
I have decided that I am going to do WAY more of what brings me JOY. I already live my life this way but I am going to practice spending MORE time on the things that I truly, truly love to do and less time on those things that are more mundane and that I do because I think I ‘should’ do them.
For example, I know that I love to write and I love to take pictures. I will honor both of those things on a daily basis. They will be first and foremost instead of when I can fit them in. I already do both of these things daily but somehow I now realize the gift of the gift so to speak and I know that I am meant to enJOY my gifts of expression and that it is more important than ever! As the saying goes, if not now, when?
And I will look for and savor the little gifts brought to me in each moment.
What About You?
What about you? Will you take some time today or whenever you are reading this to acknowledge and embrace the gifts in your life moment by moment, and the things that bring you JOY?
Will you do more of them? Will you put YOU on your priority list for 2021?
Today I bestow on you many Blessings and I hope you life is filled with and infinite amount of gifts each and every day.