25 Nov What I’m Grateful for in 2019
This has been such an amazing year and so much has happened in 2019. I am so grateful for my beautiful family and my optometry practice that is always growing! Though it has been a very busy year, we operate two practices in Southern California and we are so very thankful that have the privilege to help thousands of patients each year improve and learn more about eye health and eyewear.
You know, practicing gratitude shouldn’t be done just once a year around Thanksgiving. It should be something that we do every day like brushing our teeth and showering. The power of gratitude and the feeling of being consistently grateful has been linked to improving health, wealth and increase happiness.
Don’t we all want happiness? This quote from Opera really sums up why gratitude is so important:
“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
I believe that if you make gratitude a part of your daily life, then your reasons for being grateful will grow every single day. When we give thanks, we will also receive more back and the best part of giving and receiving gratitude is that it’s free!
It’s not just about saying that your grateful, but it’s about showing those around us that we are thankful and we care. You must have that feeling of real selfless gratitude. This will change your life!
Here is the best part, if you practice gratitude every day, you will notice little improvements to your life, little by little. It’s just like success. Your level of success is determined by how much and how hard you work and the actions you take on a daily basis.
So here’s the plug…
I invite you to a 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge!
Look, if you have ever thought about changing your life and thoughts, this is the time to make it happen.
Instructions for 30 Days of Gratitude
First, buy a journal or spiral notebook. Every morning, I want you to spend five minutes writing down what you are thankful for. You can even focus on simple things like a good night’s sleep, your health, your eye health, a comfortable bed, roof over your head, good legs for walking, clean water to drink, being able to see the sunshine in the morning. Make it about anything you want even if it sounds silly! These are also things we should be thankful for but take for granted every day.
Second…at night before bed, spend five more minutes writing what you’re grateful for. It could be something that happened during the day. It could be anything in your life. There are no wrong answers.
Third…Every morning, take 10 minutes to practice this morning ritual by #TonyRobbins: http://bit.ly/MorningRitualDaily
This practice helps you to actually step into a moment in the past and remember how you felt when you were truly grateful.
Lastly. Throughout your day when something good o bad happens to you, give thanks. If you struggle finding something to be thankful for, find something or a moment in the past. Some good things to be grateful for are things like having a nice lunch or finding good parking at work, or having a good job with great people, or being healthy. Just say it to yourself.
Remember to appreciate the things that you usually take for granted.
Make sure to comment and share your progress with me below! I’m looking forward to hearing more about what you are grateful for and how this changes your life. I really hope that you find this helpful and incorporate the art of gratitude into your daily routine!
Now that that’s out of the way =) Here are some of the things I am grateful for in 2019
- Two growing Successful Optometry practices.
- A wonderful loving family.
- The challenge, freedom and ability to have my own business.
- Being able to positively impact the lives of others on a daily basis.
- The ability to help the underprivileged in my community.
- The privilege and honor of being a mom.
- My husband and son.
- Living in Palm Springs and all California has to offer.
- I am truly grateful for Maui…we love visiting there! =)
- For the ability to eat foods that are healthy.
- My parents who have taught me so much.
- Energy and passion that gets me through the day.
- Enjoying my morning coffee…with extra hazelnut creamer.
- Butter Cake from Masto’s restaurant.
- Golfing, sightseeing and time with my family.
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