Welcome to the seventh and last day of 7 Everyday Practices For Mindful Moms.
Being mindful is about celebrating life as it comes. It’s about thanking little things in your life that makes it beautiful. I should thank Vidya Sury wholeheartedly for inspiring me to write My Monthly Gratitude List. It has some tremendous positive effects on my attitude. Read my first post here.
Mindfulness is the starting point for gratitude. Without mindfulness, you can’t be aware of all the things that are going well in your life. A grateful person is a mindful person. Mindfulness with gratitude gives a sense of being more fully alive.
[ctt template=”8″ link=”Oeh77″ via=”yes” ]Gratitude is the wine of the soul. Go on. Get drunk. – Rumi[/ctt]
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Day 7 – Be Mindful For Life
Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to celebrate your life as if everything were a miracle, and being mindful about life with gratitude.
My Confessions On Practicing Gratitude
I confess that gratitude ….
Made me more healthier and happier
Transformed me to be more hopeful and helpful
Improved my resilience and empathy
Helped with closer and deeper friendships
Taught me to Let Go and Be Mindful
Increased my confidence and creativity
Helped me to embrace myself
Made me the master of my happiness
Improved my emotional and relationship quotient
Made me to celebrate the beauty of my life
Five Finger Gratitude Prayer
I have learned a new gratitude lesson through the internet. And I feel so happy to start this Five Finger Gratitude practice and also excited to share this with you today.
Time Needed: 5 to 10 minutes.
Simple Steps For Five Finger Gratitude Prayer
- Sit or lie down relaxed in a quiet place.
- Spread your one hand out like a starfish.
- With eyes closed take the other hand and softly touch each finger spread out.
- While practicing, breathe deeply as you allow the energy of gratitude to flow around you and within you.
- As you gently touch each finger, focus on one thing for which you’re grateful. Visualize it clearly and give thanks for it.
- With each touch, spend a few moments dissolving yourself in the feeling of appreciation and gratefulness.
- Focus your mind entirely on gratitude for the place/object/person/experience.
Thumb (people who are close to you) – Think about your loved ones, spouse and kids. Appreciate their character and quality which you like the most. Bless them with prayers.
Pointer Finger (people who guide you)— Give thanks for your mentor, guru or somebody who inspired and helped you. Sent your prayers to them.
Middle or Tall Finger (elder people in your family)— Pray for God’s guidance of elder people in your family in keeping them healthy and happy.Say thanks for their wise and timely support to your family.
Ring Finger (people who are weak and sick)— Pray for strength and healing of those who are sick. Pray for the poor and the depressed.
Little Finger (your own needs)— Appreciate yourself and your attitude. And pray for you and your needs.
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Hope you enjoyed the journey of mindfulness with me for the past two weeks. And don’t forget to ping me regarding your experience on being mindful.
[ctt template=”8″ link=”Ed5Xp” via=”yes” ]Each day I am grateful for …. Nights that turned into mornings Friends that turned into family Dreams that turned into reality And likes that turned into love[/ctt]
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