Progress in the Making

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. ...

I am so proud of my son, Alexander, who is 13. For the last 6 days, he has chosen to participate in my Gratitude Challenge. He never not once complained or said, “ah come on, Ma!”. Everyday since November 1, I’ve asked him what he’s grateful for. I also share with him every single day what I write down on my sheet what I am thankful for.

I am incredibly impressed with his willingness to share this activity with me. Here’s his list of what he’s grateful for:

11/1: Jeff agreeing to answer my questions on the last day (homework assignment for school).
11/2: Warm water and clean water for showers.
11/3: The ability to use the computer and have good friends.
11/4: Good and clean food, clean water, no bugs or poisons.
11/5: A bed to sleep on.
11.6: A good school and education.

I posted last week how Day Designer was offering a free download to practice gratitude daily for 21+ days. Want to join the challenge?  Download the free gratitude challenge printable to track your daily gratitude entries. I’d love to hear from you about how you’re doing with it!

Also, there is more progress with my meditation practice. For the last six days I have been participating in a guided mediation with Deepak Chopra.  I feel that I am making progress because I started out saying that I would find time to meditate during my afternoon around 2pm daily. But each of the last five days, I’ve moved up the time that I meditate. The day before yesterday, I moved it up to 1pm. Then yesterday, I moved it up to 11am, because I felt emotionally distraught and needed a sense of calm. Today I haven’t meditated yet, so broke my momentum there, but I feel like I can start making meditation be a part of my morning routine, something I’ve been wanting to implement for years.

Do you have a morning routine? If so, what do you do? Exercise, journal?
I’d love to hear from you. I could use some assistance getting this practice off the ground.

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