Living a life of gratitude takes total commitment. I am not talking the sort of gratitude where you list what you are thankful for in the morning and then forget about it for the rest of the day. I am talking about making gratitude a part of your day, incorporating it into your personality, infusing gratitude with who you are.
Gratitude. It sounds generic and too easy to cure anything.
But guess what?
It is only as generic as you make it.
And it IS simple. But it is definitely not always easy.
If you have been feeling down or anxious and want to feel differently, decide now that you are going to dedicate your life to gratitude. This is not ignoring the negative. It is taking the power away from anything in your life that you don’t like by giving more power to what you do like.
Your brain finds what it is looking for. If you wake up in the morning, and you are used to complaining, talking, and thinking about what you don’t like, your brain will find more of it. If you decide each morning that your goal for the day is to find the gratitude, you will find that.
But it definitely takes practice, especially if you have been going the other way for a while now.
The type of gratitude that I teach my clients is to look for something new every day, and put feeling into it. It has to involve feeling.
For instance, “The warm feeling I got being with my niece today.”
Keep a journal with you, and write down your gratitude moments as ofen as you can. Bring out your list every hour and read it over. Do this until it becomes natural for you.
Energy can be magical. The beautiful energy of love that you feel from being around someone or from thinking about certain things. When you live in this energy, you are a magnet for miracles. When you lay your head on the pillow at night, this is what matters. This is what you want to keep with you.
Today my dad is in the hospital. He is okay, but it is definitely not a happy occasion. I was able to find the miracle though by enjoying being with my family, and doing this below video with my niece. I feel so lucky to experience such love.
You can watch the video below:
And you have chance to win this beautiful gratitude journal! Send me a list of 10 things you are grateful for within the next 24 hours, and you will be put in the drawing to win this journal!
It is time to wake up in the morning and get excited about what it going to happen today! Thank The Universe for what magic it is going to send your way. Then take advantage of the magic. Fly with it. Use it.
And above all, be grateful.
Peace and Love,
Photo credit for the first two pictures in this blog: Alicia Powell from pixistock