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Saturday, November 20, 2010

[AlternativeAnswers] The Gratitude Project

 

Good Morning!

The Gratitude Project
by Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac.

This is a self awareness exercise I started in my practice in New York City over 12 years ago. It has always been an offering to my patients who come in during the week of Thanksgiving for treatment. I would ask them to take home this handout and to fill it out in their private time. If they were interested in doing a little self attunement exercise, this would be the ideal time, as we can be more conscious of the benefits we receive in our lives.

At this time in my life, things maybe going great or they may not be the best. Regardless, TODAY I am grateful for:

1. ___________________________________

My life is full of hidden blessings. I will name three of them I may have forgotten:

1. ___________________________________

2. ___________________________________

3. ___________________________________

I was able to eat today. I am thankful to have food to eat today because:

1. ___________________________________

I woke up in good health today. I am so grateful for this because:

1. ___________________________________

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I may not have woken up in the best state of health today, yet I cannot be more thankful because:

1. ___________________________________

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I am most grateful for three people in my life. Who are they and why?

1. ___________________________________

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2. ___________________________________

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3.____________________________________

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There has always been a song or piece of music in my life that I have been very grateful for because:

Name of song: _________________________

1. ____________________________________

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I have command of my senses today. I am eternally grateful for each one of them, as there are some who do not have the ability to use them. I am grateful for each one of them in this way:

Sight: _________________________________

Hearing: _______________________________

Taste: _________________________________

Touch: _________________________________

Smell: _________________________________

My happiness depends on:

The path of my life depends on:

My choices determine my:

My final thought of gratitude is about:

I hope that this exercise in self awareness has been a helpful one and I thank you for taking the time to be a part of it for yourself.

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About the Author: Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac is a licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist with a full time practice in New York City. Andrew specializes in rejuvenating therapies based in the ancient Chinese Medical approach to Endocrinology, Gynecology and Pain Management. By improving circulation and an increase in metabolism, Andrew treats hormonal imbalance, infertility, menopause and menstrual disorders, as well as increasing blood flow and vital energy in order to decrease pain, trauma and its associated symptoms. Discover more about Andrew, his practice and his life's work at http://www.proacumed.com and http://www.peacefulmind.com

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