November 14, 2016

You Made a Difference to Me

Last week was all about expressing gratitude to ourselves and our daily life. This week we are going to convey our gratitude to another.

Choose two people who have touched your life, who made a contribution to or sacrificed for you:

  • The first is someone you’ve had personal relationship with such as a friend, family member, spouse, child, co-worker, mentor.
  • The second will be a person you don’t know or know well but yet they still made an impact. This can be a teacher, a coach, an author, a blogger, a newspaper columnist, a local community member, or even a national figure that inspires you.

For each person, write them a letter (even if you don’t plan on sending it!) detailing specifically what they have done for you, the impact it’s made, noting the specific actions and words that continue to resonate with you.

Whether you choose to send the letters, or keep on hand as something to reread as inspiration, you’ve taken another step to living a grateful life.

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My Life Rocks!

We are going to start our “Meaningful Mondays” series with an exercise I like to call ”My Life Rocks!”

Each day this week write down 2 things that you are grateful for: one from an experience that day and one from your life overall.

Be specific and don’t worry if the daily items seem ordinary (“Both my kids got up and out the door for school without any prompting from me” or “Saw a such a nice sunset on commute home from work”), these small life events we take for granted all add up to a pretty sweet life!

When reflecting on your life overall, think of goals you’ve reached, opportunities you have, something you know you do well, people that have made an impact on you, a hobby you’re able to take part in.

And to encourage mindfulness that the act of writing by hand can create, I’ve attached a daily sheet below you can print out and use each day. Have fun with this Blue Birchers, it’s your life, and it totally rocks!

My LIfe Rocks! – bluebirchwellness

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