About Living In Gratitude Today
"Gratitude is like a muscle. The more we train it to look for the good, the more good we find." ~ Vismaya Rubin
Michele Vismaya Rubin, the founder of Living in GRATITUDE Today and the #1 GRATITUDE Gangsta, is on a mission to get people to exercise their GRATITUDE muscle in order to experience more love and joy in their life right now. Vismaya coaches people on the benefits of a Gratitude Practice, how to start one, and most importantly how to maintain it during difficult times.
Vismaya’s journey began in the classroom of an inner city school where she taught her students to find the beauty and joy in their life by shifting their perspectives despite adversity.
When her high school freshmen entered the room, they carried more than the weight of their backpacks. Feelings of worthlessness and depression, secrets of unreported abuse, and the inability to protect the ones they loved weighed them down. Her greatest challenge was figuring out how to teach her curriculum,and lighten their emotional load. So it began. Each month they kept a GRATITUDE chart, a list of 20 unique things they were grateful for that month. In August, she was met with blank stares. Some said they would lie and others complained that they had nothing to be grateful for. By November, the thank you messages began. By February, they were excited to fill out their charts and turn them in. Some realized how lucky they were to spend time with their family, relationships between siblings improved, they felt important. You see nothing changed but their perception of their reality.
Knowing her message could change lives, she decided to leave the classroom and share it in the world. What started out as a hobby became the Living in GRATITUDE Today Movement. Through her own research and life experience, Vismaya learned that when we practice gratitude, we open the door for more happiness, joy, productivity, and stronger connections with the people around us.
Vismaya, best-selling author, teaches about gratitude at both live events and live webinars all over the United States. She has created GRATITUDE gear which also supports people in their GRATITUDE practice.