"For me, it gets down to this question: do I want to be free, or not? do I want to expand, or do i want to shrink? If you want freedom and fulfillment and bliss, then the choice is clear. Take your soul's dare to be who you really are, and you may be tender, you may be loud, you may be super sexy, laser intelligent, angry, or you may be incredibly compassionate. If you're living an embodied life, you're probably all of those things, in the same day- and hopefully you're not apologizing for it. be you and keep being you, more you all the time, and, the bonus of showing up fully in your life is that you inspire others to do the same- you're doing all of us a favour. authenticity is a form of service. Gratitude is an empowering choice we can make about anything and everything. It washes away victim mentality, it positivity raises our frequency, it calms our nervous system. It's a powerful energy for attracting more into our life to be grateful for and it's just way more fun to be grateful than to bitch about everything. You show gratitude for the things you won't like in your day, things that your natural instincts would not be grateful for. The reason for doing this is about not letting your resistance to certain unavoidable situations deplete your energy. You move from resistance to acceptance and surrender. Here you are saying thank you to life and my interpretation is, in many ways you are accepting where you are meant to be at this time in your life journey. Love sharpens your instincts "