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Instead of a recipe today, I decided to share with you something that really changed me. I am not sure why I haven’t shared this sooner.

I first heard this nearly a year ago during savasana at a power vinyasa yoga class taught by my amazing friend Lyndsey in Rochester, NY. Days before she was to move to Africa and embark on the journey to teach yoga and share her amazingness for 6 months as part of the Africa Yoga Project.  It moved me to tears while laying on my mat, surrounded almost entirely by strangers. It is powerful. In some ways more so even than the super intense, sweaty yoga practice I had just completed minutes before.

I bookmarked this video on the home screen of my iPhone the very day I heard it. I watch/listen to it a couple times a month. I watched it again today and the message is JUST as clear. It is as powerful and meaningful to me as the very first time I heard it.

An amazing reminder to be grateful for the precious gift of life and all that each day brings.

To stay connected.

Be present.

I won’t bore you with my words and thoughts, none of them could ever do this justice. But I really wanted to share this. Please take 10 minutes to watch/listen this video. Bookmark it. Cherish it. Share it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

TEDxSF – Louie Schwartzberg – Gratitude

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11 Responses

  1. Katie says:

    I absolutely adore this. Totally teared up. Thank you thank you for sharing! I am saving this now and sharing on my FB page too.

  2. ingrid says:

    Thanks for sharing Beth. That was really beautiful. So simple so very true.

  3. wonderful video, gratitude..

  4. Conner says:

    This film is amazing — thank you! I will show it to my kids when they come home from school today. It’s never to early to learn how precious life is!
    My heart is filled with awe, joy and gratitude right now. Thank you, Beth!

  5. Candy says:

    Thank you for sharing this. Wow! I try to live my life with this very philosophy, but sometimes with the hubub of every day life it is nice–and necessary–to have such a profound reminder. I too will be sharing this with others. Thank you.

  6. Do says:

    That was really beautiful. Great message and art at the same time.
    I will share this for sure.
    Thank you Beth

  7. Alissa N says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. It really spoke to me, and I really needed to hear this message today. So beautiful.

  8. Laurel says:

    Thanks for sharing this! A couple years ago I started a gratitude practice where every evening before bed I think of at least three things I’m grateful for from that day, any little thing. I started it by journaling to keep me accountable and now I just think of them when I go to bed. It’s made my life better and I truly enjoy it. Some days I list way more than three! 🙂

  9. Janet says:

    Out of the mouths of babes. The little girl in the video was precious and oh what wisdom. Keep exploring!! Amen 🙂 Thanks for sharing the video. Have a beautiful weekend!

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