I begin each day with a grateful heart. It actually begins the night before. When I was in junior high school, I bought a book on hypnosis, including self hypnosis. After using it as a toy for a few years, I began to see the power of it. I began hypnotising myself as I went to sleep every night.
"It's a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack."
I began testing post hypnotic suggestion. I tried a lot of them and settled on two that I do every night along with another one that is specific to what I want to accomplish the next day. The two are;
- 1. Get a peaceful night, uninterrupted sleep, waking up at a specific time. I also restate it with the number of hours sleep that will be.
- 2. I wake up refreshed, energized and ready for my day whatever that will be.
The one specific for the day, is whatever I have decided to do that next day. If I am going to be doing blog posts or something else, That is what the last one is about.
"Gratitude is not in the words but in the heart which expresses it."
Many years ago a friend told me that Oprah was beginning a series on her show that she was calling change your life TV. I decided to tune in and see what it was. She started by having guests who were explaining how to set up a grateful journal.
I loved the idea and set one up for myself. At the end of the series, Oprah said that she had been keeping a grateful journal everyday since she was a girl. She explained how she set hers up and read some of the entries, to give us more of an idea how it works on a day to day basis.
I added that to my daily routine. So, I give myself post hypnotic suggestions at night. Because of that I wake up refreshed and ready to work. I make my grateful journal entries in the morning and really start my day the right way. Refreshed, energized with a grateful heart.
This prepares me to meet people where they are and give them what they need. Sometimes all they need is a smile, I am always ready to give one of mine.
One morning on an early morning collection run, I was pulling into a parking lot. A woman was blocking the in as she was trying to come out the wrong way.
"The Story is Always There
Sometimes you don't need to talk to someone to see how they feel. You don't need to ask about their story. Some people have it written on their faces and you just have to take the time to read."
She was obviously frazzled. She had a cup of coffee in one hand, while she was trying to calm two crying babies in the back seat. Instead of trying to get around her which was my right. I waited a distance from the entrance. I didn't motion, just sat there smiling. She eventually saw me and the stress drained from her face. She turned and said something to the two babies, took a sip from her cup, then collected herself then proceeded. She smiled for the first time, waived to me and off she went. I know that it turned her whole day around.
"When you arrive at the destination, never forget where the journey began."
Lailah Giffy Akita
My journey began with two loving parents who ate breakfast and dinner with us everyday. Talking to us about all manner of amazing things including business.
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