Having had a gratitude practice for many years, I recognize it's one of the most important things I do for myself. Over the last year, I also had the good fortune to witness what gratitude looks like from a position of leadership when it's authentic and coupled with humility. It's transformational.
Through a number of experiences this year, I also deepened my appreciation for forgiveness and acknowledgment. While it seems we do these practices for others, we really do them for ourselves. By continually forgiving and acknowledging, we give ourselves and others the grace to be human.
I also learned even more how important it is to tell those I love how much I care, continually, because life is short and we never know how long we have on this earthly plane.
I've shared the Hawaiian Ho'oponopono before, but here's Carrie Grossman's Thank You version again. (For my Canadian readers, if you can't access the link you should be able to find it with an online search.)
I'm sorry, please forgive me, I love you, thank you.There's so much power in these words. You don't need to say them out loud, or to anyone. Just say them whenever you need grace, or feel grateful, of need to shift something in your life.
Please know that I continually strive to be the best version of myself, and I hope that through this blog and other ways, I help you, too.
Four more weeks! And then? Stay tuned...
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