Hey Fiery Force to be reckoned with! Yesterday we were at home chillaxin' when the doorbell rang. It was a family of a white mom, dad, daughter, son & black daughter.(Their skin has no relevance to the story…just trying to be descriptive here peeps).Anyway they handed us this bag of candy & said they were going around introducing themselves to all the neighbors & inviting them to church for Easter Sunday. The eldest daughter recognized my hubs as the Track Coach of her school. They did a bit more small talk about the kids & then left.
Now here's the deal: I already belong to a church, so I won't be visiting their church & I won't be eating their bag of sugar…it's somewhere in the trash now. However, I am not sure if their church asked the members to do that or if that was just THIS family's idea, but IT MADE MY DAY. I've never experienced that in my life. It felt so wholesome & sweet.
There is a book I heard of a long time ago called, “God at Work” & it describes how you don't have to be behind a pulpit in order to make people feel your love or God's love. As a matter of fact, some people would never step foot inside of a church. Yet, if the church is inside of you, you can impact everywhere you go.
How cool is that???
That energy is contagious bcs it caused me to think of how I'd like to make an impact today. …in a way that wasn't planned, strategized or self-serving.
So I've decided to invite you to join me on a 30-Gratitude Challenge. I actually don't like traditional gratitude challenges bcs they seem redundant & boring. ie. I am grateful for my family or fresh air etc. It makes me feel like I am just saying or thinking of the same things with no real FEELING behind it. Call me a freakin' Ogre but that's just me. If you are like that, I invite you to join me. I am adding a twist to this challenge. So instead of focusing on what you are thankful for, I will give prompts & ask why you would like to keep it. EX: Instead of I am thankful for my bed. I will ask you to think of 3 reasons you'd like to keep it. That will make you actually FEEL the gratitude.
I am starting this challenge today. All you have to do is download the free R3 Method app & a daily notification will pop up each day with the Gratitude prompt. It will take 3 seconds for you to think of your 3 reasons why you want to keep that XYZ in your life. If you don't have that XYZ in your life, think of 3 reasons you'd appreciate it if you did.
I will tell you in advance that Gratitude Challenges such as this one can cause crazy cool miracles to happen in your life. I believe it's bcs we take our Reticular Activating System (this little part of our brain) off of what's missing in our lives & razor focus it on what we love & cherish. We become a magnet for more things to love & cherish. It's a law! Laws work whether you believe them or not.
So download the app & let's get started. Remember: You do NOT need to purchase anything!