Wake up: Smile!
I do this every day. And it is really magic! A smile lights up your day. Why not try today and see?
Still, in bed, visualize an ideal day. Tell yourself that it will be wonderful. Determine 2 things that make you feel fulfilled by the end of the day. It can be a very simple tea time or reading a book.
Eat your breakfast: grateful!
This grain or fruit was riping under the sun and the rain. The plant took months to grow. And how many people were working hard to bring them here … Feel grateful for this wonder which is on your plate. You will be filled with joy.
Take a shower: this water comes from a cloud!
Where does this drop of water under your shower come from? A forest, a spring, a mountain? From which cloud it comes? From which lake it evaporated?
Imagine its long journey. A second is enough for you to feel wonders.
In the waiting line: Breathe!
Caught up in a waiting line? In traffic? Take time to breathe. Be conscious that you are breathing. Follow your breath until the end. Try this a few minutes and tell me how you feel.
Cooking: Slow down!
When you chop vegetables, feel the texture of the leaves in your hands. Observe them a little moment. When you wash dishes, feel tape water running through your fingers. Slow down. You will feel wonders.
And lastly, anytime anywhere: Appreciate!
Take a moment to appreciate what is around you. Perhaps you are in a warm bed when it’s cold outside? Perhaps you are in a car instead of cycling in the rain? Perhaps you are surrounded by your kids, your friends, by nature? Appreciate these moments and be filled with joy!
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