Friday, February 25, 2011
As many of you already know from prior posts, I have adopted a gratitude practice this year, which involves a daily exchange of lists of things for which I feel grateful. This other person, with whom I exchange lists, I affectionately refer to as my gratitude buddy. Each month a new gratitude buddy joins me in this adventure. This month, my gratitude buddy was someone I affectionately refer to as Mom.
This has been a very special month indeed. I have already written about the gratitude practice being a express lane to happiness. It continues to be so. My glass feels half full. This month brought with it the realization that the gratitude partnership also brings people closer. I have enjoyed the daily connection with all my buddies immensely, and have deepened my relationship with each of them, but this past month I consider myself truly blessed to share something so life-affirming with my mother. It has truly been a gift.
I feel better letting go and moving on to the next buddy knowing that my mom has a new buddy for March- my sister! Each of my buddies has gone on to continue the practice with either a new buddy or a journal. Just think....if everyone got a new buddy each month....this project would grow exponentially and become a crazy out of control gratitude fest. This sounds just great to me.
Wishing You Balance,