91/100 Days of Seeds of Light

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Day 91/100 #100daysofseedsoflight

My personal gratitude practice is nearly three years old. I started this practice near the end of the summer of 2015, after a particularly difficult few months.

I didn’t actually think a gratitude practice would do anything to help me. I was already a pretty grateful person who tried to see the good in people and in circumstances. But I was coming out of a really challenging period and I was willing to try almost anything to find my way back to the light. I followed the advice from a friend who had a super simple practice - at the end of each day, email 3 friends and share 3 things you’re grateful for. I tried it, and it changed my life. ✨
Nearly every day for the last three years, I have written down 3 things I’m grateful for, and shared them. In the beginning, I shared my 3 things with three friends in a group email - each of us wrote to the group each night. For a long time after that, I shared my 3 things here on Instagram alongside a photograph of light. And more recently, I’m emailing one on one with a few friends each night. ✨
Some days the things I’m grateful for are plentiful and easy to come by, other days I have to dig deep for 3 things. But I do it anyway, even on the hard days - especially on the hard days.

There are two key components to my practice: 1. I make note of 3 (or more) things I am grateful for each day. And 2. I share those things - with a friend, with several friends, with the entire internet, it doesn’t matter, what matters is that I share them. Notice and share. And repeat.

If you are considering starting - or re-starting - a gratitude practice of your own, I would love to encourage you. Send me a DM if you want to talk about it, if you have questions, if you want advice or a cheerleader. I am here, and I am cheering you on.