When I read this
the first time I dove into You Can Heal Your Life, I was like, "Yeah right." Louise was writing about her simple morning gratitude practice. She said it had a great impact on her day.
I was skeptical. It seemed too easy.
Then I tried it on a morning walk. Usually my mind revolved around:
- the to-do list
- the fearful what ifs
- the what I don’t haves
I made myself stop. I made myself focus on what I was grateful for.
Honestly, my mind went blank.
Then I focused on what I was doing, and I was grateful to be able to go on a morning walk.
Then I noticed that my legs were strong enough to walk, so I was grateful for my legs.
Then I said I was grateful it wasn’t raining and that it was sunny.
Then I checked in with my heart and my body.
I was shocked.
I felt good. My body felt good.
This was years ago. I still make this part of my morning. I've expanded it in lots of ways that continue to feel good.