Thankful Thursday – Active Appreciation

Sharing an article today from the Huffington Post:

Practice Active Gratitude

~~~BJ Gallagher (Sociologist, best-selling author, and popular speaker)

My friend Sam Beasley taught me how to get more of what I love in life. He calls it active appreciation — here’s how he explained it to me:

Sam asked: “Do you like where you live?”

“I love where I live!” I answered.

“Good,” Sam said. “Then here’s what you do. Every morning and every evening, for ten minutes or so, walk through your home and notice the things that you really love. An old quilt your mother made, a vase you inherited from your great aunt, a piece of furniture you treasure, a room you love to spend time in, a piece of art, or whatever it is that you love. Touch these things, run your fingers over them, and say out loud, ‘I love this; I’d like more of this.’ This is an act of ‘active appreciation’ in which you tell the Universe that you are deeply grateful for these blessings. You show appreciation and you ask for more. The Universe is a giant YES machine — it will always send you more of what you pay attention to.”   Read more


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7 Responses to Thankful Thursday – Active Appreciation

  1. SuziCate says:

    Gratitude really does affect attitude! Great article, thanks for sharing.

  2. Joss says:

    great article. Imagine if every one of us started noticing three things we are grateful for everywhere we go and everywhere we are. awesome thought.
    walk in beauty.

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