What’s A Gratitude Roll?
by Michael Feeley
When you’re on a Gratitude Roll it means you make a choice to consistently express your gratitude to feel strong –
one thankful thought after another – shifting pain and low, negative energy to higher levels of positivity, joy, wisdom and health.
Speak out loud (or write it down) a list of what you’re grateful for. Fact after fact after fact. A spontaneous stream of appreciation rolling out of you. Just mean every word.
“I’m grateful for electricity – grateful for the sun, running water, my family, a car for transportation, the internet, books to learn from, food from farmers and the supermarkets, Zoom videoing, my eyesight and hearing, laundry detergent, hammers and nails, my local bakery, being alive…”
Enroll yourself in the mindset of expressing gratitude because gratitude is strength and it works for you in lots of situations.
Recently a friend told me how he had badly smashed his hand doing carpentry and instantly chose to create a roll call of gratitude over complaining, to see if it helped – listing things in a row that he was grateful for. He saw over the next few hours and days that his hand did not bruise and healed fast. He said he had no pain! That is the science and belief of gratitude as a healing force.
A Gratitude Roll is like…
- A roll of ribbon being pulled continuous outward.
- Rolling a film, one frame after another to create a full movie.
- ‘Merrily we roll along, roll along…’ on a new journey some place.
- Why not roll out the gratitude carpet!
I’m encouraging you to roll and streak with your gratitude. Make it a steady practice to build mental and physical wellness.
Why do it alone! Create a gratitude roll duet – two people expressing gratitude back and forth. Expand rolling gratitude and welcome your friends to gather and roll along with you.
Mozart’s ‘Alleluia’ is a prime example of easy, rolling gratitude (the way gratitude is supposed to be). One impressive word of thanks and praise – Alleluia – sung in a variety ways. Generous. Free. Wonderful. (Just 2:30 minutes.) It’s universally known too.
Get on a roll with gratitude. You’ll find it’s hard to put it down.
Thanks – Michael
Please pass this post along to start Gratitude Rolling freshly in all of us.
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