When I wrote Fighting Parkinson’s, and elevating your gratitude last week, I was not anticipating a part 2. However, in coaching sessions this week, the conversations of elevating gratitude brought me to today’s blog post.
In my book, Fighting Parkinson’s…and Winning, the last section of Part Two of the book is entitled, “And then I found gratitude which helped me finish my full recovery.” It is on pages 113-121 in the book. It is a big focus on the soul healing contained in the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®.
One of the gratitude practices I have been discussing with people this week is what I refer to as “Gratitude in Advance.” It is giving gratitude for what one already has: the soul healing (the soul does not have Parkinson’s), the mind healing (no complaining from the mind in the face of gratitude), and the body healing (the gratitude encourages the body to perform the movements announced in the expression of gratitude).
Gratitude in Advance looks like this:
“Thank you. I am walking.” And then you take a step and walk without judging the quality of the walking.
“Thank you. I am drinking a glass of water.” And then, pick up the glass and drink without judging the difficulty, or shaking, or stiffness involved in the execution of the movement.
“Thank you. I am _______.” And then do, without judgment, whatever you put in the blank.
This morning, I went online and looked for a video that would help embody this deeper concept of Gratitude in Advance, plus so many of the previous lessons about gratitude that I have shared on this blog over the years.
I found what I feel is a special video that will take no more than a 5-minute commitment from you to watch it, listen to the messages, and elevate your gratitude.
Let’s be grateful for each day of this life and for each other!
Please post a comment below by copying and pasting these words:
My brain cells are alive. My dopamine reservoir is full. I am doing the Recipe, and my recovery from Parkinson’s is happening. I am grateful for my life and for sharing it with all of you on this recovery journey. I am extraordinary. I am recovery. I AM WINNING! AND, I AM WORTH IT!!!
Each and every one of you is winning and you are worth it!!!
Have a joyous holiday season!
All my best,
Note: I am taking some time off for the holidays and my next blog post will be January 1, 2024.