So, my weekly challenge coincided with an assignment from my art therapist & I decided to combine the two for one lovely activity! Here is my “gratitude tree” watercolor! As you can see, the trunk are all things I’m grateful for, and the branches are things I get to do BECAUSE of the things I’m grateful for:
Before I painted, I got comfortable, burned some copal resin (my preferred incense these days!) & had some meditation time! I used a random gratitude meditation on YouTube & enjoyed it. It put me in a mindset of looking outside the box for things I’m grateful for. Things I may overlook when I’m having a bad day or feeling sorry for myself!
Another thing I’m going to get back to… at the start of Covid, I wrote in my journal daily. I would start with a quote for the day, and then list 5 things I’m grateful for. Then I would either write about my day or write based on the quote I chose. At some point I bought a guided journal on positivity & let my other journal fall into neglect. I wrote in it today when I got home from work & I’m making it a priority again! It makes such a HUGE difference when you start your day on a positive note & right now, I need that little boost!