Welcome to Day 2 of the From Stress to Serenity with Gratitude and Generosity e-Course!
Start today’s practice by anchoring yourself in the moment as described on Day 1 and by taking a few deep breaths. Have a good look at the picture above. Who or what does it remind you of and how does it make you feel?
Copy the two quotes and the affirmation below onto your worksheet, then respond to the gratitude and generosity (call to action) prompt.
Today’s 2 Quotes
“Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything. This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.” – Alan Cohen
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
Today, on the second day of this course, list 5 of your favourite foods (sweet or savoury) and/or drinks. For each item on your list, make a note of why you like it so much/are grateful to have access to it. For example, freshly baked bread reminds you of your favourite grandmother, you can not get going in the morning without a cup of coffee/tea, your favourite fruits or vegetables provide you with the vitamins and minerals you need etc.
Call to Action
Choose one of the items on your list and share it or give it to someone you appreciate. Buy someone you love a box of chocolates, buy a colleague a cup of coffee, give a loaf of your favourite bread to a homeless person, share a bottle of wine with a friend, bake your favourite cake for a member of your family who is going through a difficult time, etc.
Your gratitude practice ends today, and every day of this course, with an affirmation. Read it, memorise it, say it out loud to yourself several times today, write it on a post-it and put it somewhere where you will see it often.
I am the architect of my life. I am the creator of my reality. I take responsibility for my happiness today.
Well done! You have completed day 2 of this e-retreat. Are you starting to notice how this practice might enrich your life?