This week’s #ThreeThings started on Wednesday. I’d stopped doing them because I felt so cross and sad about ,(gestures weakly) everything, and then noticed that my mood was slipping as the focus on small joys this practice gives me was replaced by a focus on all the pain, anger and upset I was feeling.
I have always avoided calling this a Gratitude Practice as I felt I had been so grateful for such small pieces of attention and love in the past and that I needed to practice feeling worthy of it rather than grateful for it in a kind of desperate way – It wouldn’t be enough (read it here).
However, as I move away from the trauma and desperate sadness of the past, I can see that being grateful is a positive action, one of self-love rather than self-sacrifice, and possibly the most important action for my mental health and happiness that I could do every day.
So, dear reader, I started again at the beginning of June and this time I intend to keep going. My intention is also to update this blog once a week with a week’s worth of #ThreeThings to bring us all joy and to remind us to savour the journey we’re all on.
1st June 2022
2nd June 2022
🥰 a wonderful evening in the garden yesterday
🌞 sun forecasted for today
🌻 my garden growing like Topsy
3rd June 2022
4th June 2022
🙂 a quiet start to the day
😍 chats with YS and his lovely gf
💞 two more days of pleasing ourselves
As I usually say after all my posts, what about you? What small pleasures, brief moments of joy, shards of happiness are you experiencing today?
I love it when you join in 💗
PS – don’t just take it from me, better minds that mine agree that a Gratitude Practice will enhance everyone’s mental health – take a listen to this Ted Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/christina_costa_how_gratitude_rewires_your_brain