Updated: Feb 20, 2022
Being present in the moment is the key to unlocking your truest authenticity and full potential. Every moment we have is precious and we need to be in them in order to change them. Lia Valencia Key learned to shine the light on moments like even in the midst of darkness starting out life homeless and hungry. (Come check out last week’s blog to find out how we met). Her mother saw this light in her and said, “Lia Valencia Key never leave the house without your earrings. They represent the sparkling light so powerful inside of you.” But the true question is how did she? How do we keep our light sparkling when the world’s darkness seems like it is going to swallow us alive? The answer lies in the single word of GRATITUDE.
A journey starts with the realization of where you are and a decision on where you want to go. If you do not know where you are, then picking the right direction to head is impossible. If you do not know where you want to go, then you will never know when you get there. When traveling, these questions can often be answered by using a map. Well, gratitude is that map each one of us can take out. Each time you find a way to express gratitude it not only ripples in your own life, but it ripples out into the people who surround you. Lia explains, “When you are grateful for this moment, this time and express through gratitude it will push you forward and when people feel your gratitude and contentment, they will have the passion to help you.” This is the ripple effect of gratitude.
My guess is this isn’t the first time you have heard that gratitude can be the starting point for so much change. In fact, maybe you’ve given it a try by reflecting on what in your life you are grateful for. However, when the darkness starts to surround you, did you keep trying? Gratitude is the part of the light that will fight back the darkness, and it is in these challenging times when you need it the most. Choosing the Attitude of Gratitude means making a daily effort that turns it into a habit. The question is what are some practical ways to make that habit happen?
Lia and I pondered this question together and we emerged with these ideas. We specifically came up with different options because each of you are so different, and you have to find the one that inspires you and helps you to Ground in Gratitude. We were so grateful to work together in the hopes of starting the Ripple Effect of Gratitude into your lives. Attached you will also find a handout containing questions to ponder to help you find what activities help you most Ground in Gratitude.
Grounding in Gratitude to Start the Ripple Effect of Gratitude
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***Handout attached for questions to ask yourself in each category
Ground In Gratitude
Pivot in Gratitude
Make Gratitude a Habit
Celebrate the Whispers of Your Heart in Gratitude
Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough
Pick a Sign
Grounding In Gratitude by Showing the Love
Truly Look at Yourself in the Mirror
Compare only with your past self
Celebrate the small victories in Gratitude
Reflect on Gratitude
The Power of Gratitude
When you shine bright to inspire the light and choose gratitude, then in the most millimeter form of a smile, an email, even choosing to get out of bed and model for your kids, you will inspire others and gratitude will keep rippling and affecting everyone in your orbit. How will you Ground in Gratitude? Write in the comments below which expression of gratitude resonated with you most and then share with a friend.
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Our Circle of Grace Gratitude Handout
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