Today is Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Enjoying seeing people out and about, running into friends more often.
A quote by Elie Wiesel, “For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile”
Photo by: Suradeach Saetang
December marks the end of another year. This is a time for reflection, appreciation, and grace. Simply showing gratitude is another way to show yourself grace. Focus on some positives. Maybe make a gratitude jar and write down what you are grateful for and at the end of the week go through your notes. Keep a gratitude journal.
Practice this Mindfulness Activity to Re-energize your Body and Mind whenever you need a moment to reset – while waiting, before, after, or to transition between activities.
Establishing a regular practice of pausing makes it easier to reset when you need it the most. You can start your practice at any time, even now.
- Straighten your spine. Roll your shoulders back and down, smile to yourself, & relax your jaw.
- Take slow deep belly breaths, allowing your stomach to rise with each breath in and relax with each breath out. You may find that each breath gets better and better. Allow your shoulders to relax on each exhale.
Experience an Affirmation meditation:
- Find a comfortable position in bed,
- Repeat your affirmation: My body is calm, my mind is at ease, I breathe in goodness, I exhale peace [or choose your own affirmation].
Recharge yourself, tap into your strength and share positive energy when you repeat:
“I am [*Name*]. I can do this. This is temporary. I have successfully handled difficult challenges in the past. As I connect to my inner self, I am open to the Happiness and positive energy around me. I send loving kindness and compassion to all people including me. Together, we can do great things.”
With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,
Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP