"Become aware what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it and give birth to it." - Meister Eckhart

19 September 2016

Day 14 - the 21-Day Attitude for Gratitude Challenge

If you've been following my "Attitude for Gratitude" challenge over the last couple of weeks, you will have realised I've missed a couple of days here and there. I was going to apologise for that until I read recently that practising gratitude every day can actually risk you becoming immune to the positive effects of the practice. Too much of a good thing can become more like a chore than an enjoyment.

With that in mind, I hope you enjoyed a day or so off from the practice and are now ready to get back to it.

So, here's today's challenge: think of your past partners or friends; who among them taught you something about yourself for which you are grateful? You might not have appreciated it at the time, but looking back you now see the "light" in what they offered you.

For example, I recall an ex-partner who introduced me to a simple form of meditation, which initially I didn't quite take to. However, years later, I still practise the meditation she taught me and find it very useful. Maybe that doesn't sound like a big deal, but I'm grateful for the learning and it has made a positive difference to my life and well-being.

Who taught you something for which you are now grateful?

In gratitude,


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