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bringing in ritual: gratitude {self-portrait challenge}

liz lamoreux

bringing in gratitude

the ritual of pausing to spend a moment alone drinking tea, pausing to think about ways in which i am grateful.

this year, i am making it part of my day to spend time thinking about what brings happiness, excitement, joy, laughter, calm, truth, color, peace, light into my life. what makes up this life i lead. what resonates deeply and what just brings a little sparkle.

each day i am pausing to have a moment alone, usually with a cup of tea, and then i am capturing that moment with a polaroid. i then write a little paragraph about this moment in a journal, followed by a list of things i am grateful for that day. if this moment alone is earlier in the day, i add to the list before i go to sleep.

i am collecting these snippets, the polaroids and my words, over on my not-so-secret blog called seek gratitude.

i have always thought of myself as someone who is always just a tad bit lonely and often just a wee bit melancholy. pausing to really notice the good stuff, this is one way to shift this perception of myself a bit. to really see what this life i lead is truly filled with.

the good stuff.

(see more self portraits over at self-portrait challenge)