Yippee! It’s TODAY, my favourite day!! “What, why?!”, I hear you ask.
It is thumbs-up day today!
Today is the day all available volunteers for Saturday’s parkrun post their thumbs-up on our WhatsApp group. Only thumbs-up are allowed; if you are not available, maintain radio silence. There is something inherently positive about seeing the thumbs-up landing on my phone.
The thumbs-up speak to me of collaboration, generosity and community!
My heart lifts when I see all the thumbs-up. They start first thing in the morning and go through until the afternoon. Imagine that, a whole day of YES’s! Life gives us so many Nos that having a day full of Yes’s is a welcome change.
Even on the weeks when I maintain radio silence, I steal the YES! energy of the thumbs-up.
Life can be tough at times. Bad news is shoved into our awareness at every turn. We must fill ourselves with all the positive feedback we can get. Something as simple as being surrounded by willing hearts and hands, Yes! People, can make a world of difference to our outlook on life.
What could you say YES to today?
n’t go, there’s something else I want to tell you….
The My Favourite Day Series is a gratitude project.
Gratitude has scientifically proven benefits ranging from stress relief, anxiety management, improved sleep and higher levels of motivation. People who regularly express gratitude are happier, healthier and more effective in their relationships & work. Even more interesting is the fact that it is the act of searching for gratitude that causes the benefits, even if we come up empty-handed at that moment.
Although, I have a long-standing daily gratitude practice; at our evening meal,
Is it possible to make ‘Today’ your favourite day every day? I like to think