We all know about the power of Intention and the power of Gratitude, but this week I’d love for you to try on this practice in perhaps a slightly new and different way than you have before…You’ll be amazed at how great you feel!
Here it is: Before you begin a new activity or portion of your day, take a moment to think about what you’d like to get out of the experience. Then, when you are done with that particular activity or portion of your day, take a moment and think about what you are grateful for from the experience. If something didn’t turn out as intended, find something from it to appreciate.
So many of us (myself included oftentimes,) only set our intention at the beginning of the day… and then at the end of the day we give gratitude. This is far better than nothing at all, indeed.
But dear friend, if you make a habit of doing this before and at the end of each portion of your day, your ENTIRE day will flow with much more grace, and YOU WILL FEEL AMAZING… I’m telling you, you want to try it!
It may seem silly, but the power behind this practice is that as you do this for the simple, mundane things in your life, you will progressively be raising your vibration as the day goes on. Do it for your morning shower. –How grateful are you to have hot, running water? That yummy breakfast you ate. What is your intention for the drive to work? –Thank you for hearing one of my favorite songs on the radio, put me in a great mood! Business meeting didn’t go exactly as I intended, but I was strong and powerful in my communication, and for that I’m super grateful, happy and proud to be ‘growing new business muscles’…Came home wanting to be present for my family at dinner and I really felt I was ‘there’ for my children. I could tell by their eyes and laughter. So grateful for the laughter, and so grateful to have soft sheets and this comfy bed, etc, etc. Now I will sleep and wake feeling deeply refreshed and excited for the new day.
As you practice setting intentions and then giving gratitude for all these little portions of your day…as well as the big ones, you will find that not only do you feel happier, but synchronicity will magically pop in to assist with the graceful flow of each and every portion….little and big.
The best way I can describe it is that after some time, with practice, it feels like being the Wizard behind the curtain (from The Wizard of Oz), rather than Dorothy yearning, clicking her heels, hoping to get home.
So put a colorful rubber band on your wrist, put a post-it on your computer screen, “New email, new intention and gratitude moment,” put a note on your bathroom mirror… Remind yourself in as many ways possible because it will be SO worth it. Feel free to share with me what you notice!
With Big Love and Bright Blessings,
Mikaela Katherine Jones
Author, Columnist, Delight Frequency Manifestation Teacher
Artistic Mystic in Process