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HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - Thankfulness. We're pondering this today on the eve of Thanksgiving, as we're running to the grocery store, liquor store and setting the table for 30. It's a day to give thanks. And yet sometimes this holiday gets blurred by the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. - Henry David Thoreau
Gratitude, by definition, is "the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness." To return kindness. Let that sit with you for a while. Gratitude is reciprocating. It's a verb, as in, you "do gratitude". And anyone can conjure up gratitude. It's accessible to anyone who wants it, and oh yeah, it's free. Cultivating being grateful for what you have, not focusing on what you don't, can be a life changing practice as important as exercise and eating right! Basically, it's life changing...
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving - W. T. Purkiser
There's even science behind it. Research says that creating gratitude and reflecting on what we are grateful for increases our well-being and happiness. Like, improves the quality of your life. Who doesn't need that? We think that's a no-brainer.
What do you have in your life that is good? A lot more than you think. And of course, it's always going to be way easier to see what you don't have, initially. But if you sit in stillness and quiet for just a few moments, and grab a journal or even your keyboard, you 'll be amazed at what you can come up. There's a lot more positive in your life than you think. Start with the easy ones. Like, okay, a roof over my head is good. Check. That just gets the juices flowing.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have Some Fun Today is our mantra. It's more than just four little trite words encouraging you to do shots at the bar with your friends, although that can be great fun, too. But we're talking about embracing the idea of getting some joy out of life, and seeing your life with a new perspective, with the chance of something unexpected around every corner.
HSFT might mean taking a chance and taking the road less travelled 'cause you're looking for the magic in that plain ol' day. When you can start finding FUN in everyday, that will give you something to be grateful for. See how that works?
Lead with your heart. Be grateful. Practice the HSFT mind set and there's no question that what's left of 2017 will give you more to be grateful for.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.-William Arthur Ward
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY - January brings about a natural introspection and time for reflection. We've lived through the indulgence, decadence and hubbub of the holidays and we've celebrated the passing of another year while ushering in a new one. So now what? We've got 12 months to explore possibility. What will the year bring and what will we make of it?
We are all embarking on starting something new; a new year. A clean slate. And it's the perfect time to usher in gratitude.
Gratitude, by definition, is "the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness." To return kindness. Let that sit with you for a while. What it means is that gratitude is reciprocating and gratitude is a state of mind. Anyone can conjure up gratitude. Cultivating being grateful for what you have, not focusing on what you don't, is energetically and vibrationally powerful! Basically, it's life changing...
And yeah, there's even science behind it. It says that creating gratitude and reflecting on what we are grateful for increases our well-being and happiness. Like, improves the quality of your life. Are you getting this?
Each year, as I begin the new year, and contemplate what I'm grateful for in the year past, I'm reminded of how similar we all are in this human experience. We are yoked together by some very simple core principles, despite the differences and diversities of all of us. I'm grateful for these commonalities, what we share and what binds us together as human beings. I find gratitude in that because it means none of us our going it alone in this life thing, because there is certainly enough shit in the world to divide us.
It's my gratitude for writing and blogging for HSFT that inspired me to create this blog post. I soooooo appreciate working for a company that values the "human experience" and that was solely created on a legacy of love. It's a company and a founder that believe in living a life that matters. Stephanie Taormina has set out to change the world with those Soul Shifting four words. Have. Some. Fun. Today. Words her Dad used to say and words she uses as a compass through her life. For me, it's a pretty cool job getting to write about that.
Have Some Fun Today is more than just four little trite words encouraging you to do shots at the bar with your friends, although that may sound like fun. We're talking about more than the one dimensional kind of fun. We're talking about seeing your life with a new perspective, with the chance of something unexpected around every corner. What does life look like if you're looking for FUN everyday? HSFT maybe means your taking a chance and the road less travelled because you're looking for the silver lining and the magic in a plain ol' day. And when you can start looking for the FUN in everyday, that will give you something to be grateful about.
Lead with your heart. Be grateful. Practice the HSFT mind set and there's no question it's going to be a kick ass 2017.