It’s been a busy few months here. Work consumes most of my waking hours- and sometimes most of my sleeping hours too!
A recent, rather natural habit shift for me has been to be more mindful of everything- and I can definitely say that going zero waste has taught me so much in that regard.
Nowadays I am mindful of what I put in my body, what I put my body through, the words that come from my mouth, the thoughts that come into my mind. I am practicing joy, gratefulness and “ahimsa”. I am practicing kindness- to myself, to others, to the earth we inhabit.
A colleague paid me the nicest compliment the other day- he said, “when Lisa walks into the room she makes everyone happy.” 🙂
Even though my life is a cyclone of chaos right now, I am still trying to stay very grounded, and to find joy in the tiniest things- like finding a box of cleaned glass jars that someone had put out to share with others, as opposed to putting them straight in the recycling bin. A small act of kindness to others and to the environment.
How to practice daily gratitude (3 easy steps). Every day:
- Say thank you to yourself
- Say thank you to someone else– be it a stranger, lover, friend, work mate, family member. We don’t thank each other enough for being in each others’ worlds
- Say thank you to the earth. It sustains us and brings life. Cherish it.
A million thank yous.