When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
— Tecumseh

See the Beauty Mindful Gratitude online Class

My goal in offering this online class is to remind you of the magnificence of your own life.

We all have the ability to choose what we focus on. But big and little problems and a turbulent world full of bad news often dominate our day-to-day attention. It’s easy to lose ourselves in a cycle of negative thinking, forgetting about all about the amazing things that surround us each day. But it’s all just a habit. A habit worth changing.  

Your life is magnificent. And it’s magnificent right this very moment. It’s big and amazing and powerful, full of blessings and beauty. But if you’re like most people, you’ve failed to consistently see it. Seeing the Beauty involves making a small shift in your focus, but it is a change that will allow you to appreciate the magic that surrounds you every day.

After taking this class you will find yourself on a new path, back to what you already know deep inside: your world is full of beauty.

As I go about my day, the beauty moves into my soul so that whether my day is good or bad, I can find something my heart can smile about that will make the day more beautiful. I’ve never been one to journal or keep a diary, but I’ve already purchased a second sketch journal for when my first is filled.

What a wonderful, joyful tool this is! Thank you so much for adding this to my life!
— Susan J.

30-Day see the beauty Class Description:

The See the Beauty class will help you to begin a practice of seeing the magic in your life. A short, daily lesson will direct your attention toward the beauty in your day. Then, for approximately 20 minutes each evening, you’ll record and reflect on that beauty. You will receive a daily morning email, with links to short videos and music to help inspire you.

There is also a social component to the course. You’ll be invited to join a closed Facebook group made up of fellow students and given the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings, and sketches. You can participate as much or as little as you wish. Finally, at the end of the program, you will have access to the Alumni Group, where you’ll find other See the Beauty graduates who wish to continue interacting and sharing.

In this class you will:

  • Develop a daily habit of seeing and reflecting on all the beauty in your life;

  • Start appreciating more of the amazing moments;

  • Begin seeing more and more beauty every day;

  • Use simple art techniques as a means of recording the beauty;

  • Learn to create art without judgment and have fun doing so;

  • Have an opportunity to share insights, reflections, and drawings with fellow classmates;

  • Receive and invitation to continue with a group environment by joining the See the Beauty Alumni Group.

Requirements:

None. You are ready for this class and have been for a very long time.