2015: The year of gratitude

“Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

I just read this quote – posted on Facebook by chief vulnerability superstar, and my personal heroine, Brene Brown – and it’s a perfect first of the year post for two reasons:

1. A few friends are known to light my flame every now and again (you know who you are).
2. It reminded me of one of Brene’s guideposts toward wholehearted living, focusing on gratitude.

After I read Brene’s super awesome, enlightening book on vulnerability, I wrote her 10 guideposts on a piece of paper and pinned it to my cube wall so I could study them and work on them one at a time. A girl’s got to have goals right? And, after all, who wouldn’t want to live wholeheartedly?

This year, I will be putting a great deal of energy toward practicing: “Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark in order to cultivate gratitude and joy.” Ya, I just went psycho-babble on ya’ll!

Basically, I’m gonna be thankful for what I got and happy in happy moments, instead of worrying about what could happen and suspicious when things are going too well.

If you haven’t read The Power of Vulnerability, where have you been? What have you been doing? Get on it! If you have read it, feel free to use this list.

Let go, cultivate.
Let go, cultivate.
Let go, cultivate.

Happy New Year and Joy the World (< see how I’m working on that?)

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