Thanksgiving has come and gone and we’re headed toward the holiday season and the inevitable end of the year. I really love the week of Thanksgiving because the focus on gratitude ignites my holiday spirit and frames the end of the year in such an uplifting way. Especially now that things like Facebook are ingrained in our day-to-day lives, the spirit of gratitude is shared is such visible and amplified ways that the warm fuzzies spread like wildfire. The many expressions of gratitude shared in the last week got me thinking.
Amongst all the gifts and blessings in your life that you’ve given thanks for over the past week, how have you expressed gratitude for your body and all it offers you?
Gratitude can come in the form of an inner thought, a spoken or written expression of appreciation, or an act of kindness. In relation to your body, what thoughts, words, and acts of gratitude come to mind?
Take a few moments to reflect on the ways you are grateful for your body and all it gives you. Also acknowledge all the ways you provide for and nourish your body, or the ways you want to give more. Then allow this gratitude to frame the way you approach your body and self-care throughout this holiday season.
I am deeply grateful to my body for its strength and wisdom, which: carries me through each and ever day; grew and birthed a beautiful child; sends me signals when I need rest, quiet, or nourishment; allows me to breathe and move easily; feels the music and keeps the beat; and keeps me grounded (most of the time).