Welcome to Day 4 of the From Stress to Serenity with Gratitude and Generosity e-Course!

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Start today’s practice again by taking a few deep breaths. Or use this 3-minute mindful breathing exercise. Have a good look at today’s picture. Notice your thoughts, without reacting to them, acknowledge your thoughts and then let them go. 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 Quote

“Give more of what you want. Although it may sound counterintuitive, one of the best ways to increase your abundance is to give. Don’t feel like you have enough time? Slip away from your obligations, even if just for an hour, to help someone in need. Don’t feel like you have enough money? Give to someone less fortunate. In other words, be a river, not a reservoir. Giving is sure to put you in a more abundant and appreciative frame of mind.” – John C. Maxwell

Generosity Quote

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” –  Bob Kerrey

Gratitude Prompt

Make a list of 5 sounds that you are particularly grateful you can hear. It can be something like birdsong, the voice of a loved one, a favourite piece of music, children playing, coffee percolating, a guided meditation…

Call to Action

Today, give whomever is talking to you, your full attention. So many people think about what they are going to say next, instead of listening to what someone is saying to them. 

Daily Affirmation

Your gratitude practice ends today, and every day of this course, with an affirmation because “one comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true or false. It comes to be the dominating thought in one’s mind.– Robert Collier

I believe in, trust and have confidence in myself. I know I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.

Well done! You have completed day 4 of this e-retreat.