a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down is a popular phrase what does it mean to you?
what is the medicine? the medicine can be anything that you are resisting it can be anything that has a negative feeling to it
what is “go down”? going down is your journey and your growth it is allowing what needs to be for you
what is the sugar? the sugar is a tool to help you gratitude is a tool for growth and allowing
how has gratitude helped you? how has gratitude helped you to grow? how has gratitude helped you to allow?
gratitude is for the present gratitude is for the past gratitude is for the future
gratitude in the present is being grateful for what you have awareness to what’s most important to you being grateful for choosing what you choose being grateful for your moment now
gratitude in the past is remembering where you were and where you’ve been celebrating the growth you have experienced gratitude in the present for who you are now
gratitude in the future is creating your dreams and desires connecting to your inner being and what’s most important to you awareness for who you want to be what you want to do what you want to experience gratitude in the future is gratitude in the present for who you are becoming
how do you use gratitude? gratitude in the moment journaling what you are grateful for gratitude when you wake gratitude before you sleep gratitude for the past gratitude for the future gratitude for present what are you grateful for right now?
what are you doing right now? are you aware of what’s around you? are you connected to what you are doing? are you aware of who’s around you? are you connected to anyone that may be around you? what do you want to be getting from this moment? are you fully present to it?
are you analyzing the past? are you worrying about the future? are you stressed or anxious? are you overwhelmed or scared? what do you want? who do you want to be? what do you want to do?
are you aware of what you want? when you are aware of what you want, you are more able to be present when you are aware of what you want the choices that you make are for what’s most important to you
what’s most important to you? are you choosing what’s most important to you? are you being who you want to be? are you doing what you want to do? are you experiencing what you want to experience?
choose what’s most important to you be present in the moment be grateful for your awareness be grateful for your choices awareness and choice allow for you to be present choose what you want and be grateful for the present
up and down! life challenges! what should you choose? what should you do? how do you let go? what should be pushed? how should you guide? who are you being? who do you want to be?
good and bad who decides? it just is nothing is good, nothing is bad it’s a life experience all life experience is good how do you respond to your life experiences? what can you learn from your life experiences? what are you experiencing? what do you want to experience?
are you doing all that you can? what are you questioning? who do you want to be? will you do it? will you be the you that you want to be? will you do what you want to do? will you do what you want to experience?
are you grateful? sometimes yes, sometimes no be present allow others being in my challenges and ups and downs of life experiences this is some of who i want to be and some of what i want to do
who do you want to be? what do you want to do? what do you want to experience?
when your thoughts are negative – feeling the lack of what you want, wandering aimlessly about things that are not true and will not happen, angry or overwhelmed – what do you do to stop your thoughts?
do you think about what you do want?
do you think about what you can be grateful for in the now moment?
do you journal, go for a walk, meditate?
do you say out loud “stop!” to interrupt the thought and pick a new one?
when you realize that your thoughts are negative, choose one of the above to stop those thoughts and focus on something positive.