Lately, I’ve been focused on being as grateful as I can every single day and it is changing my life. I’ve always heard about the power of gratitude and I tried to practice it (when I remembered).
However, I never really took gratitude seriously. I had a conditional relationship with being grateful. If good things in my life were happening, I was grateful. If “bad or negative” things were happening in my life, I was upset.
For the last two weeks, I have been reading a book called “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne which is a 28 day journey of gratitude. Everyday, you are suppose to focus on giving gratitude to a different area of your life. I have been loving this book because it provides actionable steps to follow everyday to make giving gratitude a daily habit.
The truth is, I’ve truly realized (from experience) that if you are grateful for something, you get more of it and unfortunately the opposite holds true too. When you take something for granted, when you don’t truly appreciate it, or give thanks for it you can lose that very thing.
So let this be your reminder to focus your thoughts on what you are grateful for each and every single day. Right now, stop and look around. What are you grateful for that is around you? Theres so much!
Every morning, I now make a list of 10 blessings that I am grateful for and I write WHY I am grateful for them. Then right before I go to sleep I reflect on all the little yet beautiful things that happened in my day and I give thanks for these experiences.
Throughout, my day if my mind starts to wander to negative thoughts I redirect my mind by naming 5 things that I love and I give thanks. It works every single time! Not only does it make everyday a happier day but it also attracts more good things into your life.
Gratitude is very powerful and it can truly change your life for the better. When you are grateful, your mind is focused on things that you love and things that make you happy. And what you focus on expands and everyday you will have more and more things to give thanks too.
So begin today to turn your attention to gratitude because theres nothing more powerful that you could do.
“A happy thought cannot exist in an unhappy consciousness; therefore the consciousness must change, and, as the consciousness changes, all conditions necessary to meet the changed consciousness must gradually change, in order to meet the requirements of the new situation.“