Sometimes the story we tell ourselves is not really true. Sometimes the story others tell about us is not really true. On "Today's Heartlift with Janell," experience the power of a heartlift and begin writing your God-breathed story.
A Thanksgiving Meditation: Ask for Something Greater
Today, we give thanks. This holiday season will be different. We are living in strange times. It will also be different for me, personally, as my dear momma will not be sitting around the table. She is feasting in a far better place. In this special episode, I share a meditative prayer that I wrote in her honor. May you listen with your family and share a moment of gratitude, together.
A Grateful Perspective
Perspective is an interesting concept. Psychologists do not believe there is one way to study the way people think or behave. I couldn't agree more. Just look at the state of our union. As we prepare for the holiday season, COVID style, we might need a change or shift in our perspective.
Eyes That See Beauty
Blaise Pascal once wrote, "In difficult times you should always carry something beautiful in your mind." I've read countless biographies of remarkable men and women who endured unimaginable hardships. Each spoke of "something beautiful" they kept in their mind. Today, we learn the importance of "fixing our gaze" on the beauty that surrounds us. And, we begin to notice. This simple practice leads to becoming more grateful and to having more joy.
Writing Your "Moment of Gratitude"
A fun part of our FREE MINI-COURSE, "Everyday Epiphanies: 28 Days to More Joy," (see www.janellrardon.com to download), Janell challenges listeners and fellow heartlifters to NOTICE the seemingly small things along the path of their day and then write a short thought about "why" it lifted their spirits. The practice of gratitudes begins by noticing. By paying attention. Janell shares her "Moment of Gratitude" from 2015.
One Out of Ten
In today's episode, One out of Ten, Janell shares an age-old story about the difference between a grateful person and an ungrateful person. Are some of us more prone to gratitude than others? Can we learn how to be grateful? Does being grateful even make a difference?
John Milton once said, "Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world." With a global pandemic continuing to push us all to the edge, a presidential election firing up our national temperature, and increasing parental pressures of homeschooling, I'd say we all need a little MORE joy in our day-to-day lives. Today, I offer a simple practice of gratitude that yields tremendous relief.
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Janell Rardon is a wise & generous teacher! She shares so much wisdom, insight & information in each podcast! She’s speaks clearly & from the heart! She is focused, so she covers so much information clearly & effectively. She also honors the time efficiently, which is great blessing for a mom who doesn’t have a lot of time to listen. I’d listen more in the car, but I always want to take notes!