Today Michaele and I talked about focusing our writing efforts on gratitude. Seemed like a good idea in the month of November in the US. It’s really hard to get too excited about gratitude right now, if I am being honest. Looking around, there is so much that is going sideways in the world. You know all of that. We are all experiencing it — in some way.
Agile Best Self Principle #10: Simplicity – focusing on what energizes your best self — is paramount.
Applying the principle of simplicity from the Agile Best Self framework, I realize that when I get down to it, the feeling of gratitude now comes easy. It seems like a good time to be a light for myself.
I am healthy, employed and I live with people who love me. Don’t really need much else. Gratitude is a powerful force in energizing our best self — lots of research exists to support that — so simplifying my use of gratitude can only make my room better.
I am just OK right now, and that’s OK. Tomorrow I will get up again and make the room better.
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