Sometimes it takes a great deal of Kooraazh (courage) to find your gratitude, and in the gratitude is hope for tomorrow.  In this time of great transition, as the seasons shift, we move into a winter break and the new year looms on the horizon, our values are what anchors us.  My teachers remind me that in the time before, we also faced hardship.  Our people found the Kooraazh to face every day and that Kooraazh still lives within us.  There is so much to be grateful for as we wrap up the fall season, gather your Kooraazh and let it lead you to the hope.

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This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.