start monday with gratitude
daily gratitude practice
Look back to the choices and decisions you’ve made since you began this gratitude practice.
Think of 5 choices and decisions you’ve made that not only positively impacted you but also positively impacted others, such as friends, family, pets and colleagues, Mother Earth, the world in general, or the animal kingdom.
How have these choices and decisions differed to the choices and decisions you would have made before gratitude became such an important aspect of your life?
Look back to choices and decisions you made in the past that solely benefited you. Choices and decisions you made when you only took into consideration your own needs and desires.
Could you have made better choices and decisions had you had considered the wider impact?
Would you have made different choices and decisions had you considered the wider impact?
Think back to a time when a choice or decision you made benefitted you but hurt or didn’t benefit someone else involved.
You may have been unaware of its impact at the time.
Could you have made a different choice or decision so that everyone involved benefitted?
Looking back, if the same situation arose, would your choice and decision change to consider others involved?
Think of a choice or decision you made where you considered the impact on others involved or you considered the impact the ripple effect of your choice or decision may have.
How did that influence the choice or decision you made?
Is the choice or decision you made different to the choice and decision you could have made had you only considered the impact on yourself?
Think of choices and decisions you have made in the past that not only positively impacted your life, but the lives of others, be they family, friends, pets, colleagues, strangers, your community, Mother Earth, the world, the animal kingdom.
You may not have realised at the time how your choice and decision would have positively impacted others, but looking back, you can now see it did.
How does it make you feel knowing you’ve created a positive ripple effect that touched people, animals, places, things beyond yourself?
Does that encourage you to continue making choices and decisions that you know will create a ripple effect?
Express gratitude for choosing options that not only benefitted you but also caused a positive ripple effect beyond you.
Think of choices and decisions you have made in the past that positively impacted your life, but which negatively impacted the lives of others, be they family, friends, pets, colleagues, strangers, your community, Mother Earth, the world, the animal kingdom.
You may not have realised at the time how your choice and decision would have negatively impacted others, but looking back, you can now see it did.
How does it make you feel knowing that your choice or decision may have hurt or negatively impacted people, animals, places, things beyond yourself?
Looking at those choices and decisions, could you have made different ones that either had a neutral effect on others or which benefitted others as well as yourself?
Don’t beat yourself up about these choices and decisions. We can’t change the past. However, we can change the present and the future.
So express gratitude for the insight you have now received and that will positively impact any choices and decisions you make in the future.
Express gratitude for the good things that have happened in the lives of others as a result of 3 choices and decisions that you made.
This week's high vibe tune reminds us of how good it is to also consider others
how to download your wallpaper
Before copying one of the pictures below, you'll want to quickly check your screen settings because the worst thing you can do is use a wallpaper with an aspect ratio that differs from the aspect ratio of your screen.
The aspect ratio of a rectangle is simply the proportion between width and height. The most common are 16:9, 16:10 and 4:3. And it will be for these 3 sizes that I shall provide you with your free wallpaper.
To find your screen resolution follow this basic guide. Steps for your computer may vary slightly but I hope this will give you some guidance:
- Right-click the desktop and select Display settings.
- Scroll down until you see "Resolution" (you may have to choose an "Advanced" option)
- To find your aspect ratio, divide the width over the height. For example, if my resolution is 1920 x 1080 then I would divide 1920 over 1080 to get 1.778, which indicates a 16:9 resolution. Similarly, 1.6 indicated 16:10 and 1.333 indicates 4:3
- When you've calculated your screen's aspect ratio, go to the picture below that matches that size
- Right click on the picture and select "Set as Desktop Background"
- Choose whether to "Fill", "Fit", or "Stretch" your picture - if you've chosen the right size "Fit" will be your best option
- Select "Set Desktop Background" and you're done
- First, save the wallpaper image to your phone by pressing your finger on the wallpaper image and hold down on it until you see a menu.
- From here, click the “Save image” tab, and it will begin downloading.
- The next step is to set this saved image as your wallpaper by pressing and holding a blank area on your screen (meaning where no apps are placed), and home screen options will appear.
- Select 'add wallpaper' and choose whether the wallpaper is intended for 'Home screen', 'Lock screen', or 'Home and lock screen'.
- Another set of options will appear where you can choose where the photo you would like to use will be coming from, namely the Gallery.
- If necessary, crop the image to a suitable size. Once satisfied, simply click 'Done'.
- First, save the wallpaper image to your phone by pressing your finger on the wallpaper image and hold down for about 2 seconds until a menu appears.
- From here, click “Save Image“, and it will begin downloading.
- The next step is to set this saved image as your wallpaper by, first, going to the 'Photos' app and selecting the wallpaper photo you've saved there.
- Click on the share icon on the lower left corner of the screen, then select 'Use as Wallpaper'.
- Then choose to set the photo as either the lock screen, home screen or both.