It's that time of the year when gratitude takes on a larger-than-life avatar in the form of Thanksgiving. It got me thinking - Why do we not celebrate Thanksgiving every day?
Hello, my people,
It’s that time of the year when gratitude takes on a larger-than-life avatar in the form of Thanksgiving. It got me thinking – Why do we not celebrate Thanksgiving every day?
Yes, life is happening, and we have bills to pay, places to be, and work to be done but there’s so much to be grateful for, isn’t there? This just coming from a closed-door meeting with Steve McGown, who was held captive by Al-Queda for 6 years… Yes, just being alive and free for starters, right?
For me- it’s the first edition of ‘Free to Be’ and I’m so grateful that I get to enjoy my writing through it and share the message out into the world- Giving thanks to the universe for putting me exactly where I need to be.
My express thanks to each one of you for taking the time to subscribe, read and share this within your community. My intention is to keep this as a 2-way communication, so stay in touch (There are many ways at: www.drtanushkamelwani.com)
Stay Happy. Stay well. Stay thankful. And let’s give in to the holiday spirit.. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tip of the Month
The 5:1 rule
For every 1 negative that you have for anyone (especially your children), you must think of 5 positives about them. This is a wonderful reminder and reality check, which also invites you to be compassionate to yourself. We may have some negative traits (which we can work on), but we have 5 X more positives!! Yes, we do!
Gratitude – The Great Multiplier
Lately, I have been asked… what is the secret to your happy glow? The idea that your inner world creates your outer world was simple and yet profound. As we keep healing our ‘inner world’, clearing and decluttering our physical and emotional space, and letting go of people, places, things and relationships that do not serve us, we open up space for things, people, and experiences that do. When you stay lit internally, how can you not glow externally?
I want to share my personal gratitude practice: Use it daily, perhaps many times of the day, in many little and large ways, and watch the magic unfold- connecting you to you, your children, and all your relationships.
Think of 3 things that you are grateful for in your life: At home, at work, and in your relationships.
Think of 3 things you are grateful for about yourself: This one will feel unfamiliar, as we are conditioned to put ourselves on the back burner…but as you keep at it and validate your own beautiful self… your gifts and talents will be revealed and as a bonus, you won’t need to seek it externally. Read more on my article on The Triple Threat
This month can we plug into the frequency of gratitude?
Start with a text, Whatsapp, send a bunch of flowers and a note, an e-mail or a handwritten note or paper hearts, visit someone, or a random act of kindness (because you can), just journal or take a gratitude walk (where you can appreciate your surroundings and really stop to smell the flowers)
And here are some gratitude prompts to get you started:
One thing I really appreciate about you…
What I love about you is…
I’m so grateful for the wonderful memories I have with you…
You were so thoughtful when…
I am lucky to have you in my life…
At the end of the month look back over your gratitude journal, list, or messages. Do you notice a common theme? How does it feel to look this over?
I’M SURE YOU WLL be surprised… Share with me and spread the love.
You have all made my life more fruitful. The kind messages I receive about how this work is changing your life truly helps ground me and get me through my own personal struggles as I move forwards on the conscious parenting path.
In deep gratitude for each of you, and as it’s the birth of my first newsletter, I am offering a special gift of my time… yes it’s a 45-minute session to all of you who e-mail me back wanting one before 25th November 2022.
I’m here for you if you are ready for this life-changing and paradigm-shifting conversation.
You are exactly where you are meant to be. Keep going Conscious Parents and watch the magic unfold. You are NOT alone. So let that go… You are amazing and I invite you to be kind, gentle, and compassionate with yourself. You are Free to Be. I’m cheering for you!