Day 41 — Appreciation
Opening warm up song — Be Kind by Zak Abel
Today's musical warm up was Happiness Does Not Wait by Ólafur Arnalds.
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 1 — What Does Gratitude FEEL Like?
We begin our Season of Gratitude with a focusing exercise into feeling gratitude in our bodies.
“Gratitude is an emotion that reflects our deep appreciation for what we value, what brings
meaning to our lives, and what makes us feel connected to ourselves and others.”
~Brené Brown, from Atlas of the Heart
Movement practice: Free movement to the song Swing by José González
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.