I have two seasons of my life: PRE-gratitude journaling and NOW (since I currently journal my gratitude daily.)
When someone asks me, “what was it for you? What was it that turned the tables, shifted the vibe? When did you stop hurting yourself, berating yourself in your head, and feeling hopeless? When did you start taking care of yourself, encouraging yourself, and realizing the endless possibilities of hope?”
I can give you an exact date: January 1, 2014.
I awoke that morning, opened up my journal, wrote the date at the top, and – for “some unknown reason” (AKA being led by The Source of Goodness) – I wrote this:
Here Is My Grateful Journal:
- I’m still here, still breathing. Mercy is good.
On January 2:
- My husband is so patient.
- My kids are healthy today.
On January 3:
- I have music to listen to.
- I have legs to run with.
- My husband made dinner last night.
You get it. I did this every single day for six months. In the morning, I would review all the previous days list, often speaking them aloud.
And the most amazing thing started to happen. I didn’t try to “be positive, look on the bright side, and see that glass as half full.” Nope. But I did. Gradually, it’s like my brain – the beautiful plasticity of it! – morphed. I would find myself thinking happy stuff, seeing the good, finding the pony in all the poop. It wasn’t effort. It was SHIFT of perspective. Via GRATITUDE.
Daily, purposeful gratitude journaling.
Game Changer: an event, idea, or procedure that affects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something.
Daily, purposeful oration of gratitude.
That is largely how I began my healing journey. Out of “lack mindset” (which included anorexia, bulimia, fear-fear-fear, self-loathing, withdrawal, exhaustive low esteem) and into “abundance mindset” (courage, joy, peace, self-love, celebration, freedom, wisdom, wealth of finances and health and relationships.)
Game Changer: a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way.
How about you? What’s been YOUR Game Changer? Comment below and let’s get a convo going….
Energiegal here… Love works. LIFT the vibe of our world.