Rocking Gratitude:   For me gratitude has been the best anti-depressant there is. Its become a morning practice. A training of my mind. When my brother was dying last year I would often wake up already under water with grief and depression. But I found if I looked over the day before, and recorded all that hadworked out it changed my mood immediately. I could see how many people stepped in and stepped up. Even when I made mistakes I often tracked how it turned around by days end. And also noting the beauty in small things gave me an ability to stay present.

Gratitude literally changed my attitude.

I continued this practice because it makes me feel good.

When the ‘neurosis du jour” creeps in and threatens to upend my day, I use the practice of writing 5 to 10 things down helpful.

 

 

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In conclusion, I was grateful for the speech I wrote for OEMC conference. And for Robert Hawke coming over to rehearse. I love that new Chilli recipe I tried. It made me smile that Rhoda my aged neighbour who walks the hallway with a dishcloth on her head ( yes a dishcloth) sang me Pakistani songs from her childhood.

So what are you grateful for? Share below if you wish.

The Play update: For those of you that supported the play I am on 2nd draft and getting notes from Tarragon Theatre again: It continues to evolve. After I finish this round of speaking I will get back at it. And, I am grateful for your support.

 

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