Brene Brown Clip on Practicing Gratitude

Attention Kindness Challenge participants!

We are getting deep! Only day two of sharing gratitude videos to accompany this week’s Kindness Challenge focus but we’re jumping right in there! Originally I planned for tomorrow’s post to be scheduled today but I was lead to share this one first. This works out because tomorrow’s post will pick up where this one leaves off even though it’s a completely different speaker.

On another note, tomorrow’s post is already written and I’ve just realized that Oprah is in the videos for all three days! It wasn’t planned that way, I’m just going with the messages that give me that feeling in my gut that I need to share them. I’ve watched tons of videos so it’s funny to me that these are the ones that are sticking out.

You know Brene is my favorite (new to me) speaker! I listened to this along with several other videos on Sunday as I hung clothes on the line. I felt like I was in church!


The sun was shining, the sky was clear, you could see the different hues of blue in the ocean reaching to the sky. Oh wait, you didn’t know that nature is church to me? Yes, my soul is fed by the beauty of nature and the sermon was delivered by Brene and Oprah’s conversation. It was good, it was deep, and it left me with a lot to digest!

The part that resonated with me the most touches on something I’ve been working on. When you take a moment and look around and realize that things are going well and you’re not used to it, it gives you the impression you’re in the calm before the storm. I’ve smothered that feeling by covering it in gratitude and sealing it with a mantra. I had to talk myself into it at first, reciting my mantra until I made myself believe it. Now I feel it, live it and breathe it.

When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes foreboding.

-Brene Brown

I won’t hold out on you any longer than necessary! Here’s the clip that made me hurry up and get those clothes on the line so I could sit by the balcony and enjoy the view and listen to the message.

What are your thoughts on this video? What was your favorite point made? Did this resonate with you? Was this something you needed to hear today? Feel free to share in the comments!

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