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Daily Gratitude - Refuge

Let's take a moment to appreciate

the things that have been

happening in your life recently.

Today's theme is appreciating

places of refuge.

As always, if you would like

to journal along, you can pause

after each prompt to give yourself

more time to write and reflect.

First, let's take a deep breath in.

And out.

Sometimes it can be difficult

to experience a sense of true

safety and calm in our days.

Our weeks can be full of

challenges and obstacles.

We read headlines and feel uncertain.

We come home tired and are often

faced with more tasks and demands

on our time and attention.

That's why finding a place

of refuge can be such a balm.

These are places where we can fully relax,

where we feel calm and held, where we

can be ourselves in an unguarded way.

Think of a place that has felt

like a true refuge to you.

It could be in your home, in a favorite

park, or in a place you like to visit.

Where is this refuge?

Take a moment to name and

appreciate the details.

What about this place makes

you feel safe and relaxed?

When do you go to this place?

Are there other people there, a favorite

pet, or do you prefer to be alone?

When you leave this refuge, how

do you feel in your mind and body?

Now with this in mind,

repeat the following phrases:

Thank you for this place I can go to

be myself, to let go of the worries of

the day and renew my sense of peace.

Thank you for the safety

I feel in this place.

Thank you for the beauty I

notice and feel in these moments.

Thank you for the reminder that it's

good to take time for restoration.

To end this session, let's

take a deep breath in.

And out.

We'll see you back here tomorrow

for another gratitude practice.

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