I am doing the Gift of imperfection e-course with Brene Brown and we were sharing our stories of finding joy and practicing gratitude last week. I had a’ A-h-a moment ‘, when I heard Brene saying ” through my research I have found that joyful people are not grateful, rather grateful people are joyful”.
I can now see how I have invited more joy and peace in my life this year. I have not had any major change in any aspect of my life (finance , relationship, job , health, etc). However, I have experienced a major shift in my attitude and perspective since I have started to write down about the things that I am grateful for. It is not a detail gratitude journaling but a simple list of things that I am so thankful for and know in my heart that I have been very fortunate to have them in my life.
There were hard days when I felt stuck in a dark place, lost in my path to see the beauty and struggled to find the meaning. All those times that gratitude list worked as a guide post to bring joy and peace in my life. From experiencing the everyday beauty to having a wonderful family celebration, I am immensely grateful for each of these wonderful blessings.
I have created a photo collage of some the things that makes me grateful and joyful.
I would love to know where do you find joy? What are you grateful for this year?
With love and gratitude,
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