Wednesday, February 4, 2009.....
Prior to being unemployed (my P-U period), every year for the past 4 or 5 years, my sister and I would spend about 5 days at Canyon Ranch in Lenox MA. We initially went to celebrate a milestone birthday, but the experience was so amazing that we went back year after year to kick-start the holiday season.
Our last visit in 2007, we went to this seminar, the name escapes me, but the speaker introduced the concept of practicing gratitude. The speaker, Jerry Posner, had such positive energy he was infectious. He mentioned that he kept a journal for 7 years where he listed on a daily basis 5 things he was grateful for. After 7 years, he ditched the journal because he changed. Changed how he looked at things, approached things and even his lifestyle changed. He is a positive force to be reckoned with.
His lecture spoke to me. I love to journal and while at the Ranch, read a book which discussed the benefits of practicing gratitude.
In November 2007, I started the journal. I stopped once I became unemployed, but started again late summer because I realized that now was the time I needed to recognize what I was most grateful for.
I've been consistent, until this week. I can't think of more than 3 things I'm grateful for. I'm bothered by this. In an effort to remove my block, I thought I'd post about my Rants & Raves for this week. I might make this a regular Wednesday posting and encourage people to share their Rant or Rave in the comments section.
Raves - Got my hubby hooked on watching the Bachelor and now when Jason kisses a girl on the show, we kiss. This is a takeoff of t.v. drinking games (i.e., drink whenever "Miss" is said during the Miss America pageant; or "Hi Bob" during the Bob Newhart Show - thank you TVLD)
Rants - Charmin Ultra Strong TP. It's so strong and thick that it causes problems with the plumbing. Back to Scott's for me.
Rant & Rave - (Rant):The voice in my head that tries to discourage me from exercising. (Rave): My iPod streaming great music through my head to muffle the stupid voice.
That's it for this week.