Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Gratitude Smile

I don't know why I did it. I was fine at the moment, but I wanted more.

I smiled. Not a big grin, just a little smile.

An amazing thing happened. I felt gratitude. Wherever my eyes landed, I felt a sense of appreciation for whatever was in front of me, wherever I turned.

That seemed a little too easy. As the day went on, I would try it in the middle of my MonkeyMind gymnastics, and it worked again. And again.

Such a simple little trick to find in my possession. It feels like a trigger, a button that switches on a whole matrix of gratitude signals with one action. A smile.

Time to make it a habit. What about you? Let me know if it works for you. I'm curious if it's universal, or am I an aberration?