“It is gratitude that expands my ability to receive beauty in my life.” – Oriah
When I focus on all the wonder in my life I am significantly happier. Life seems easier and sparklier when I write mini gratitude lists or jot down the magic that exists in my days.
Example: I am grateful for morning runs, Luca naps, muesli with chocolate, and quiet mornings. I’m grateful for rain showers, loud booms of thunder, and the picture of a rainbow my brother sent me via What’s App. I’m thankful for unicorn stickers, handmade stamps, fresh lavender, and homemade cookies.
Sometimes I forget this super simple practice and my life then reflects it.
When I have a clear space to write down highlights from the day life gets even sweeter.
Start with the basics. Let it ramble. Let the words tumble out.
Write in the morning. Write at the end of the day. Find a time and just write anyway.
My friend, Alaina, shared this link with me about how to make mini notebooks. I immediately fell in love since I love all things mini. I got to work and let polka dots and washi tape dance on the covers.
They are incredibly imperfect. I didn’t let the desire for perfection squelch the joy I had making them.
So uneven pages will just have to do for a place that words can rest.
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
Just 5 minutes to wrap + circle + open and you don’t even need a yoga mat or yoga clothes.
Find more mini yoga series here.