Hey there YuBoss!
Last week was all about celebrating.
Whether it was Canada Day, 4th of July, World Cup victories, or pink sky summer sunsets — it seemed like everyone was cheering about something.
What comes with celebration? Reflection.
Like, what exactly are you so excited about anyway?
Your answer will always come from your gratitude — and it’s unique to you and your experience.
When you give yourself a minute to reflect and ask yourself, “what am I grateful for?” — you can define what the moment is for YOU, and you’ll be able to truly feel it.
For example, celebrating Canada Day or 4th of July means something entirely different to everyone; just as the sight of a soothing pink sunset, and this is why it’s so important to reflect and anchor your gratitude.
That way you’ll know your WHY in the moment — and you can duplicate the feeling — without waiting for annual celebrations or a sunny day to celebrate.
When I think about what I’m most grateful for, it’s the path my ancestors paved for me to live.
Coming from India, they had to overcome many roadblocks.
They challenged what was expected of them, and they did whatever it took to rise with pride and create a better life for future generations, and people they would never even meet.
They did it (and became successful pioneers in Canada) and I’m beyond thankful for the sacrifices they made.
It’s hard to believe that just two generations before me, my grandmother wasn’t even allowed to be educated in a school and was scolded for being too expressive or vulnerable.
And now, I’m given a passport to express myself exactly as I am.
I’m encouraged to speak up, and the more authentic I am, the more I’m appreciated. I even built a business around encouraging women to be the boldest, most confident versions of themselves!
Which was exactly what women before me were restricted from being.
I’m grateful to be “allowed” to be the person I was born to be, unapologetically; and on a celebration like we had last week, I’m extra proud to be Canadian.
Being born in a country that was built on acceptance and for having the opportunity to simply, be me.
Although this picture was taken in Italy 😉
Now it’s your turn. What are you grateful for in this moment?
Whether you’re celebrating or not, write down 5 things you’re most grateful for. Hint: add breadth to your answers, so you can really experience your gratitude.
Once you’ve come up with your list of gratitude, I’d love to hear how this was for you.
What’s one thing you learned about yourself that makes you happy?
Leave a comment below and let me know.
If you know someone who could benefit from this gratitude exercise, share this post.
Thank you for being here and choosing to be you, with confidence.
With love and support,
P.S. If you want to gain more clarity in what you want, book a FREE breakthrough session with me. I offer 30 minute coaching calls and I’d love to connect with you!