Life is a gift -- Gratitude

GRATITUDE turns what we have into enough. By generating a meaningful pause to make room for appreciation, GRATITUDE heals us. GRATITUDE triggers a chain-effect response throughout the mind and body — from heart to head and all places inbetween. Scientifically, it’s a willPower boost when… life happens. GRATITUDE connects us at our deepest level. It brings us together in a world that increasingly wants to tear us apart, build walls between us, and to celebrate our differences.

I’m glad you’re here. Really really glad. The world is better with you in it. My world is better with you in it.

I appreciate your time, assistance, open ear, warmth, advice, smile, encouragement.

Thank you for shining your light when mine had dimmed.

Thank you for sharing this meal, this movie, this moment.

Thank you for holding my hand, hair back, eye contact.

Thank you for making me laugh, love, relax, stop, go, heal…be present, reminded, courageous, passionate, and, above all, inspyred with this life.

This week is a great week to reinvigorate your GRATITUDE practice. A daily entry in your gratitude journal, counting your blessings in Plank, a heartfelt thank you to a colleague, or a simple pause in your day, use whichever ways feel meaningful to you to reflect, articulate, express, and above all, feel! For more on this week’s WoW, check out The Choice is always yours…GRATITUDE and GRATITUDE…where life happens better.

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah is a studio owner, fitness instructor and competitor. She is a former investment banker and equity research analyst with her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is fluent in Japanese and consults with Japanese companies on corporate governance, finance, and investor relations. Sarah's interest in Japan stemmed from her first tour with Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater. For more info on Sarah and her studio, visit www.starslocker.com.