When is the last time that you truly had gratitude for something in your life? I don’t mean the massive things that you have achieved as I believe they don’t happen every day so we have more awareness around them. I mean the small things. Those things that we take for granted most days. I invite you to think about this for yourself.
In my experience it’s been my tendency to focus on what I want to have more of and not so much to focus on what I already have, what is around me each day. And it was with this realisation that I decided to change this focus and to take some time out each day to appreciate the small things in my life and see how this changes my awareness and focus. And already I’ve had some truly cool moments – for example, when I’ve expressed gratitude for a conversation that has brought new meaning for me, the smell of spring as I emerged from my car the other day and the smile on my gorgeous husbands face as I shared something funny with him (he finds my stories amusing…)
So the purpose of today’s article is to express gratitude for those that support you and I as we undertake our professional life coaching journey. I’m talking about that special someone who supports you and encourages you, that person who is there when you need them and remains consistent and keeps the faith in your moments of doubt.
And that someone can be your husband, wife, partner, son, daughter, mother, father, extended family member, best friend, work colleague, fellow student, member of The Coaching Institute team, next door neighbour…you get the idea. That one person who is a constant in your background, who may not necessarily totally understand what you are learning and how you are developing, yet they see how it is changing you and your life, and so they quietly stand by ready for when they are needed. That person who is patient, who assists you with a coaching technique you are practising, when you want to test something new, gives you feedback on your first workshop, reassures you that ‘yes, you are a natural at this’ and is that one constant as you experience the journey that has the potential to totally change your life.
To you I say thank you! I express gratitude that you are in my life and I want you to know that you are truly valued. I want you to know that my experience in this journey would be that much more challenging without you there and my commitment is to regularly express my thanks for how your support has helped me keep the faith.
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” -Albert Schweitzer
“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” -Christiane Northrup
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward
Hop onto Facebook and share what you are grateful….I’d love to hear it. Kate Welk