That which “sparks joy” became a household phrase all thanks to Marie Kondo and her life-changing Konmari Method. I was also smitten by this wonderful Japanese lady who aims to help families de-clutter and tidy up their houses in order to focus on things that matter most, like spending time with their families and doing what they love to do best. I discovered her book last year along with her unique way of discarding items you no longer need and keeping only those that spark your joy. I must admit, tidying up at home is rather challenging and it was not easy letting go of things especially for a pack rat like me, but her technique sure is very effective. I particularly loved the way she folds her clothes and things and after watching her inspiring series on Netflix, I was even bent on clearing up the clutter we’ve been hoarding for years and give more space for that which will serve our lives here and now.
So much like in tidying and cluttering up around our home, we must also do the same with our hearts and minds. We need to de-clutter thoughts and feelings that no longer serve us, and focus on what matters in the here and now. Meditation helps a lot in sorting through the sorting through these emotions and thoughts while keeping an attitude of gratitude helps us in zeroing in on that which will allows us to be happier and to be better versions of ourselves. So, I guess it is safe to deduce that maintaining a regular meditation and exercise on cultivating our gratitude, along with Konmari-ing our homes, will truly work wonders in making 2019 as our best year yet! ^_^
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“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness ~ it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” Brene Brown #gratitude #grateful #muminspires #thankfulthursday #thankful #gratitudequotes #quotablequotes #wordstoliveby #thoughtstoponder
To keep an attitude of gratitude, I only need to pay attention to the here and now, to my own breathing, my bodily functions that allow me to thrive and live and do all the things I must and love to do, to my surrounding where blessings and wonders abound.
These are the things I am thankful for this week: [Read more…]
Gratitude enriches our lives in more ways than we can ever imagine. It expands our hearts, our joys, and all the other beautiful parts of our lives. It also allows us to share this growth with the people we are regularly in contact with or the random strangers we meet along the way.
This week I am grateful for: