On today’s episode of The Melanie Grace Show I talk about the week of Thanksgiving and how my sons preschool is teaching the class about thankfulness in preparation for the holiday. I started talking with my son on the way to school helping him learn more about thankfulness and starting off with saying, “I’m thankful for today….” and it grew into an idea – a challenge for YOU!
Start with what you have right now – I’m Grateful for this chair, couch cushions, blanket on you, these headphones or ear-pods…. And let the grow into more gratefulness about other things. Say them OUT LOUD! Verbal Gratefulness. Thank you for the Sun, thank for the Snow, thank you for life. Begin speaking into the universe what you’re thankful for.
Download a voice recorder App, or use the video feature on your phone and in a quite, private place and begin to speak out your Verbal Gratefulness. Let your words take you down a rabbit trail. I want you to let me know where you started – did you start with something simple, “I’m grateful for the chair I’m sitting in, I’m grateful it swivels…” and what “Ah-Ha” moment did you land on? for me it was, “I’m grateful I finally get to spend all Thanksgiving Day with my family after 10 years of splitting up the day.” Which ultimately led me to, “I’m grateful my husband and I came this decision without an argument.”
Now start writing your gratefulness journal if you want. You’re in a position for you to really feel the thankfulness inside your soul.
I want to know! head over to Instagram and Tag me @themelaniegrace with your #VerbalGratefulness #GratefulnessChallenge and let me know where you started and where you landed and what this challenge meant to you!
In 2015 I had a dream. I sat on that dream, I dreamed about the dream, I soft launched the dream, but I didn’t know what to do with it. I didn’t know how to do it, but I just jumped in and tried it. It didn’t work. But the dream has never left me and I have a new burning desire to start it back up and do it right this time.
I will be launching The EN Studio by Melanie Grace.
I have spent some time redoing my social media posts that were orginally linked to the old The EN Studio website, and updated them with TheMelanieGrace.com – where you find yourself now!
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The Power of EN
We have named The EN Studio in order to set us up to help you and grow with you. The EN stands for the three main words to assist with Self Care. Those words you have seen in our main logo and everywhere, they are: Engage, Encourage, Enhance. Upon initial research we found so many amazingly encouraging words begin with the letters EN, which made it hard to narrow them down to our mission. After lots of thoughts and discussions these three made the most sense. Below are the actual definitions of the words as found from dictionary.com:
Definition: To occupy the attention or efforts of (a person or persons)
Definition: To inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence
Definition: To raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify
The Power of Engagement. Engaging yourself into this community of like-minded individuals who want to cheer each other and be cheered on. Being engaged is being fully present, fully aware and fully intentional. The EN Studio wants to Engage with you as you Engage with others.
The Power of Encouragement. Encouragement is something that you both give and receive. Encouragement is given without any expectations. encouragement is your support, your cheerleader. It is both an action and meaning; a gift. The EN Studio is here to give you that encouragement, give you that high-five, give you the “ada girl” and the fist bump. We are here to encourage you as you go and encourage others.
The Power of Enhancement. Enhancement is fine tuning, it is to improve upon, to increase, to make better. Enhancement comes through engagement with others and an encouraging community. We are all together designed to be with one an other and share our lives. The EN Studio is here to enhance your life as you enhance others’ lives.