“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ Bob Dylan
Everyone here at Grandparentslink hopes you take a moment and a deep breath– Yes, another new year is upon us and just a few days away. With holiday time now behind us, we love the idea of self-reflection. Slow down and try this mini-meditation using the acronym STOP: S: stop what you are doing T: take a deep breath O: observe what is going on now. P: proceed with clarity
We wish you a Happy New Year, filled with good health and happiness!
The best way to practice mindfulness is to just practice. When you catch yourself making assumptions about how the practice might benefit you, just notice that expectation and let it dissolve.
And remember to keep it light—just like your finger touching the end of your nose. Having a sense of humor and self-compassion when you feel yourself struggling will help create the space you need to step back and let go. There’s no end to mindfulness—but you can begin again over and over.*
While Thanksgiving quickly brings to mind thoughts of savory turkeys, sweet pies, and other beloved sides that have been associated with this holiday over the years, we believe Thanksgiving is really all about gratitude, plain and simple. Let’s take a mindful moment to stop and think about how truly grateful we all are for all that surrounds us.