Gratitude and Letting Go “Twofer”

Enhancing Your Total Self ProgramThis morning, before launching into the new project, I took a few minutes to take care of a “task” that’s been tapping at my to-do list consciousness for a few days. The tapping started last Thursday, immediately following Wednesday’s 17th annual Rochester Women’s Network (RWN) Business Summit.

As a member of the event planning committee, I put together and participated on one of the afternoon panel discussions. Not surprisingly, that panel discussion’s title was Powerful and Pragmatic Tools for Enhancing Energy, Balance, and Well-Being.

Energy PanelThis diverse panel of “energy work” professionals–experts in the fields of organizing/clutter management, Feng Shui (yours truly), yoga and meditation, massage therapy, and Healing Touch Energy Therapy–explored the uniquely effective benefits these disciplines provide. We discussed actionable concepts and tools that busy, pragmatic professionals can use to enhance balanced, flowing energy that supports personal well-being and professional vitality. Thanks to the thoughtfulness, passion, and humor each panelist and our fabulous facilitator brought to the discussion, this breakout session was very well received!

The task tapping on my mind has been to write and (snail)mail thank you notes to the panelists and facilitator. I haven’t been avoiding doing so. Rather it’s been a case of setting aside the hour or so to make it happen. This took a little doing for two reasons: 1) Since all our event correspondence had been via email, I had to reach out and ask the ladies for their physical mailing addresses. And, 2) I needed five thank you cards. I discovered that there were only three left of my “official” thank you cards. This discovery precipitated a search through a desk drawerful of assorted cards looking for others I could use. Fortunately I found three cards, so I was able to get the cards written and ready to go out in today’s mail.

Energy "Twofer"I don’t want to give the false impression that I hand write lots of thank you notes. But, when I do, in the process of flowing my thoughts of gratitude and appreciate out from my mind, through my hand, through the ink, onto the paper, into the envelope, addressing, and out in the mailbox I definitely feel a flow of uplifting energy. And, I know, chances are, the recipient will feel that uplifting energy, too.

Back to the search through the drawerful of unused cards. In the process of selecting out the few cards I wanted to use I had gone through every card in the drawer. Many of the cards had been int he drawer for years. For various reasons, most of them didn’t appeal to me any more.I had an “ah ha” moment. I acknowledged that I probably would never use those cards. I took the opportunity to let go off that small hoard of cards. Out they go into the recycling bin.

I’m basking in the positive energy of the gratitude I’ve shared. And, I’ve made room for new cards that reflect who I am now. The next time I get to write a thank you note or send some other card, the task will be more easily accomplished and pleasant. I won’t have to shuffle through old stuff to say “thank you”. What a great Feng Shui “twofer”!