Right now, when you visit this website, you see the words “a handmade, home-cooked life.” I think knowing how to prepare a meal and stitch a hem are valuable skills that we, as a community, should practice, share and celebrate.
Over the years, I realized my motivation for this endeavor has always been to help people learn to feed themselves in every way. Not just with roasted vegetables and slow-cooked chili, either.
There are other parts of us that are hungry for nourishment. We crave bliss just as much as a crunchy, sweet, and spicy apple crisp.
Last year I was starving for freedom and joy. All I could see was the struggle. I was more present to the dischord than anything that might have been working. Fortunately, I had built a system of support around myself. And happily, I re-started my gratitude practice, something that had worked for me in the past when times were trying.
Day by day, I focused on the small moments of happiness. The little somethings that made me smile. Simple things or big things, anything is eligible to be recorded in the gratitude journal…
~ delicious, warm and cozy coconut milk latte this morning
~ my husband made dinner and it was ready by 6:30 so I could get to bed early
~ my baby giggling before bedtime while we played and it made me smile, too
My gratitude practice helped turn my perspective around and it helped me find peace. I felt a strong call to share this practice with others, knowing that it has the ability to create and spread so much happiness and joy.
I’ve created a month-long experience to bring a community of women together to cultivate their gratitude practices together. It will be daily emails filled with beauty and inspiration. It will be little videos where I read you love notes from the soul.
It will be a community of gentle accountability and support where you can share what you’re grateful for and meet like-minded spirits.
This journey, A Blossoming Heart, will unfold during the month of February. It’s a leap year, so we’ll have 29 days to cultivate our gratitude practices together. It’s the heart of winter, when our spirits may need the warmth and light of gratitude most of all.
Does it sound like a gratitude practice could breathe some much-needed love, space, or bliss into your life right now?
If the answer is yes, I hope you’ll consider leaving a comment below, telling me your thoughts on how a gratitude practice could support you. And if this journey calls to you, I hope that you’ll consider joining us for A Blossoming Heart, there is a spot ready and waiting for you.