Did you know that gratitude increases positive focus by 25%?
When you are grateful you act out of the truth of abundance instead of the myth of scarcity.
What 3 things are you grateful for today?
Scientific research indicates those who write down 3 things a day they are grateful for have more alertness, enthusiasm, optimism & energy. It also proves that those who record 3 blessings a day are more motivated, likeable, others-oriented, forgiving, generous, and more likely to give.
Here are 3 things I’m grateful for today:
Real, genuine, authentic human connection – Those simple moments, often unexpected, that connect us with each other. A shared smile, a deep conversation, a laugh, a handwritten note, a simple text, or even your favorite piece of jewelry handmade by a woman thousands of miles away that you may never meet face to face– these points of connection have the power to change the world. They create ripple effects. You never know how a connection made today will lead you to your passion, open a new door, or simply brighten day.
"Give thanks for the unknown blessings that are already on their way to us." -Native American saying
It is said beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We choose the beauty we wish to see, which means there’s potential for beauty all around. Having a passion for fashion, I find beauty in style. I love putting together the perfect outfit that expresses what I want to communicate to the world this day through who I am and the beauty I exude. Going even further, knowing the purchases I make can change a life and create a connection is a beautiful thing.
"Clothes aren't going to change the world. The women who wear them will." -Anne Klein
Joy comes from gratitude. Comparison is the thief of joy. It is so easy to be discouraged in the world today. Everywhere we look and often our very own circumstances don’t naturally produce joy, which is why it must be a conscious choice made daily. Joy is not a rejection of reality, but rather an embrace of gratitude. Take the challenge and write down 3 things you are grateful for today and I promise it will create more joy. After all, you’re never fully dressed without a smile!
"How does it save the world to reject unabashed joy when it is joy that saves us? Rejecting joy to stand in solidarity with the suffering doesn't rescue the suffering. The converse does. The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest light to all the world." - Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
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Lisa has a passion to see young women around the world empowered, equipped, and encouraged. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University, having obtained her bachelors in Political Science from Westmont College and masters in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. She is the Administrative Director at 31 Bits, a social enterprise that creates sustainable income with holistic training for 170+ women in Northern Uganda through beautiful jewelry handmade from recycled paper. She also works at Anthropologie where she loves giving style advice and turning customers into friends.
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