Take this first minute to focus your breath. Inhale for five counts (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and exhale for five counts (5, 4, 3, 2, 1). As you walk your internal gaze through your body, use the breath to release any places where you are holding tension.
Focus your gratitude inward. Think of the aspects about yourself for which you are grateful – the parts of your character that allow you to spread positivity and light to those around you. Instead of “wishing” you were a certain way, remember that even the little things are worth acknowledgement.
Expand your gratitude outward. Think of the people for whom you are grateful for having presence in your life. Flip through the mental photo album of everyone who loves, supports, and encourages you to be better. Know that these relationships will be enriched by even a moment of energy and acknowledgement.
Send your gratitude into the universe with your own thank you prayer. Here is the thank you prayer that I used today – Thank you. I am grateful. I am thankful for my family, the roof over my head, and my friends. I am thankful for my process and what I have accomplished in my life so far.
Repeat the mantra: My life is full and abundant.