Day 46 — Thanksgiving Day (USA)
The Five Contemplations Before Eating (from Thich Nhat Hanh)
Day 45 — What is Thanksgiving Day? Can gratitude Help Us With the terrible legacy of colonisation?
Some help with Land Acknowledgments:
A beautiful map of native groups and where they were.
Day 44 — Gift economies and Scarcity economies — Practicing gratitude on Black Friday
Read or listen to this wonderful essay on Emergence Magazine (read by the author): The Serviceberry, An Economy of Abundance by Robin Wall Kimmerer (author of the beautiful book Braiding Sweetgrass)
Day 41 — Appreciation
Opening warm up song — Be Kind by Zak Abel
Day 40 — Contentment
Day 39 — Joy
Day 38 — Happiness
Day 37 — Wonder
Day 36 — Awe
Today's musical warm up was Happiness Does Not Wait by Ólafur Arnalds.
Day 34 — Gracenotes
Andrea Driessen talks about living eulogies — don't wait to say thank you. (13 minutes)
Day 33 — Remembrance Day
Day 32 — Kiss Your Brain
Christina Costa shares her story of a brain tumor. (11min)
Day 31 — 365 Grateful Project
Hailey Bartholomew tells her story of how gratitude practice changed her life. (12 minutes)
Today we're going to watch a short TEDTalk from Louie Schwartzberg and his stunning time-lapse photography. This also includes the words of Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast. (9:30)
Grab some paper and colourful writing tools (crayons, markers, coloured pens....). Or you could use something more exotic — chalks, charcoal, conte, paints — if you feel like it and have them available!
Movement tune today is True Sorry by Ibrahim Maalouf
Day 25 — Gratitude Challenge: Making Time for Gratitude (and the implications of not)
Beginning in October 2022, I embarked on a 46 day gratitude practice (from Canadian Thanksgiving through to American Thanksgiving), hosting a live session each day where we did 3 things: movement, learned something or were inspired by someone, and then had a short gratitude practice, often journalling with the prompt coming from what we had learned that day.