Make November a bit more grateful.
For the entire month, we’ll be focusing our attention towards gratitude. I’m a firm believer that gratitude is the gateway to joy. There’s a reason that every major culture of history had practices of dance, celebration, feasts and worship following times of major stress (harvest work, buffalo hunts, and war). Gratitude signals to your body that you’re safe, and you can fully absorb and take it all in and rest (ahem: rest and digest mode).
We’re making it the focal point of teaching and we’re going to reach into places to find gratitude and practice gratitude all month long. Here are the ways to participate:
- Show up. Even when you don’t “feel” thankful for anything. Gratitude is a practice as much as a feeling. Often the action will lead to the feeling.
- Name it. Each class we offer will begin or end with a chance for you to write a word, phrase, name, or thing for which you’re grateful for. (We’ll hang these in our window so we can encourage our entire community to be grateful, too.)
- Re-center. If you’d like a daily text prompt for you to look for gratitude in a variety of places, respond back to this email. (If you’ve not yet attended class, I’ll need your phone number to add you.) You’ll receive a daily text update with gratitude inspiration.
- Share. Invite others to be grateful for the month, not just on Thanksgiving day.
We hope you’ll join us in recognizing all we have to be grateful for this month!