Friday, March 15, 2013

Start the day with BREW

I'm always looking for other ways to begin my day with a thankful heart. In my blogs I've talked about the Gratitude Journal I keep and about changing negative thoughts to positive ones to start my day off right.

In the book How Can I See the Light When It's So Dark? author Linda Douty gives a method for starting the day in gratitude that she learned from Kirk Jones, who wrote Morning Brew and Jazzing Up the Journey. Jones suggests doing this with your morning cup of coffee or tea, and I like the sound of it:

"B—Be still. Spend a few moments in silence and serenity.

"R—Receive God's love. Imagine yourself being enveloped in the light and love of God...."

"E—Embrace who you are. Be grateful for the unique combination of cells that is you.

"W—Welcome the day. Greet the day with joy and anticipation...."

It's so easy to be taken off course by worries, fears or negative news, so anything you and I can do to build our gratitude muscles and fill up our gratitude took kit is a helpful thing.

I'd love to hear if you have some methods that work well for you to focus your day on gratitude. Please share in the Comment box below. To do so, click on "Comments" and type in your thoughts.  And remember to select from the drop-down box telling who you are. One option is "Anonymous," and that's perfectly acceptable. Then just click "Publish" and your comment will appear. Thanks for sharing with us. I'd love to start a conversation on these blog pages, and your voice is important!

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