Last week, I published my January BrainBuzz Newsletter and I included my New Year’s affirmation for the new business year. For 2014, I received my affirmation as a gift from one of my favorite Yoga instructors at the Silver Lotus Yoga Studio.
Erinn Hughs always begins our Yoga practice by reading a Blue Brain Inspirational Poem. Last December, Erinn read the anonymous poem Be Thankful. I asked Erinn to share the poem with me, and I am delighted to share it with you.
I have a copy of Be Thankful on the mirror in our bathroom, where I can view it each morning when I begin my day and in the evening at the end of my day. I am sure many of you can relate to my feelings of metaphorically rollerblading at high speed through the day. This lovely poem is a speed bump that reminds me to slow down and remember to Be Thankful!
I hope you will find Be Thankful as affirming and inspirational as I do. Erinn and I would be delighted if you shared the poem with your family members, co-workers, and friends!
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes;
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
Below are examples of what each Brain Colors are thankful for:
Yellow Brainers are thankful for the security they feel in their lives.
Blue Brainer are thankful for their loving relationships in their lives.
Green Brainers are thankful for their ability to solve life’s problems objectively.
Orange Brainers are thankful for the freedom they enjoy in their lives.
What are you THANKFUL for in your life as we begin 2014?
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