010: The Mind-Blowing Power of Saying Thank You

Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows

[Helen Keller]


Be grateful.

Say thank you.

We say it to our children all the time.

But are we practicing what we preach?

There is so much sunshine in our life, so much to be grateful for.

But we get so busy, we often don’t notice.

When things go wrong it’s easy to notice. The frustrations. The annoyances. The tiredness.

But finding things to be grateful for takes skill, and a change in mindset.

Helen Keller kept her face to the sunshine despite not being able to see or hear.

Can you do the same?

In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about how you can keep your face in the sunshine by practicing gratitude.

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Tell us in the comments. What things are you most grateful for? Will you start a gratitude practice this week?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

RESEARCH ARTICLE: A Grateful Heart is a Healthy Heart by American Psychological Association (APA)

APP: Gratitude Journal

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Lisa York

Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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3 replies
  1. Lisa York | SuperMum
    Lisa York | SuperMum says:

    Much to be grateful for!

  2. Dina El Messidi
    Dina El Messidi says:

    I enjoyed both this week’s shows. I’m grateful for my family’s health & mine, I have a roof on top of my head, food to eat, friends whom I love & a job so I can support my kids. Thank God, couldn’t ask for more. I’m happy I’m alive. I’m not wealthy, but I look to people who are less fortunate & say a million thank you.
    Thank you Lisa & Michelle.

  3. Lisa York | SuperMum
    Lisa York | SuperMum says:

    Spring is here, after a cold Canberra winter in the Southern Hemisphere. This week I’ve been grateful to throw off my thick winter coat and admire the beautiful trees covered in blossom.

    What are you grateful for this week?

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