As a part of Mind Power journey, Today I will be taking you to a next step. But rather than my usual BLAH BLAH BLAH of how good this is and how this will help you, I am rather going to give you a task.
This is an experiment that I want you all to take. It’s very simple and you will see the results yourself. And if you do find time, share your results so that others may find inspiration and encouragement from you.
24 Hours Of Gratitude – Experiment
For 24 hours, All I want you to do is BE GRATEFUL. For anything and everything. Be thankful, be grateful, be graceful.
How to do it.
Step 1 : Reminder.
Set your alarm with the title “DAY OF GRATITUDE”. This is just to give you a reminder because I know how hard it is to get up in the morning. You barely remember your name (exaggeration much).
So when your morning alarm rings, you will be reminded about your Gratitude experiment.
PLEASE NOTE :
Most of us whine every morning because we have to get up early to go to work. Why can’t we just sleep a little more. But today, be thankful that you have a job to go to. There are thousands of people who wish they had a job like you and there are thousands who wish they get ANY job.
If you have to get up early in the morning to go to work, BE GRATEFUL.
2. Be Grateful for everything.
– The first thing you can do when you get up is to be thankful that you are alive. You get to live one more day. Isn’t it a reason enough to be thankful?
– Your cup of coffee/tea/juice. Your breakfast. Many in this world do not have a fridge full like yours is.
– Be grateful that you have a job to go to.
– While you are on your way to work, look at the sky, the trees, the birds etc and be thankful. NOT UNLESS YOU ARE DRIVING. FOCUS ON YOUR ROAD. 😛
– Be thankful for your mode of transportation. Whether it’s your own car or a public transport. Be thankful that you can afford it.
Now my list can go on and on and on and this blog will turn into a novel, so the main idea of the experiment is to be thankful for everything that we take for granted.
Be thankful for – lunch, dinner, chocolates, parties, friends, cousins, family, parents, children, house, education, mobile, laptop, your health, your eyes, your hair, your body, your existence, clothes, money, sun, moon, stars, wind, flowers.
3. How to be grateful?
Basically it will just be in your feeling. Take a deep breath of gratitude and exhale. That’s it. For everything that you see today, take a breath of gratitude and exhale.
PLEASE NOTE :
Make a special gratitude when you are going to sleep. Be thankful for the entire day. Close your eyes, and think about it.FEEL BLESSED. Because you really are blessed isn’t it? If you have so many things to be thankful about, you are certainly blessed with things that others don’t have or cannot afford.
Sleep on it. Sleep with a blessed, grateful and graceful heart.
Try it and let me know how you felt. Share the experiment with your friends and family. Ask your kids to take the experiment too. Even if they are as little as 4 years old. They will do much better than adults.