Today, there are so many wonderful things to be grateful for.
As it is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, I woke up reflecting that there are truly so many wonderful things to be grateful for. Lately, my daily practice has been to journal all the things I am grateful for in my life as well as express gratitude for all the things not yet present in my life but that I know are on their way into my life.
there is so much power in a state of gratitude.
Feelings of abundance flow.
It is also the key to manifesting and bringing more positive things into your life. In the last few weeks, I’ve started to see the wheels of manifesting working at rapid speed.
So, express gratitude for the apartment you don’t yet have, express gratitude for the job the universe is bringing to you, express gratitude for the money that will be flowing into your life.
You think Amazon is amazing? Seriously, try manifesting and get deliveries from the Universe in record time through expressing gratitude in this manner. And lastly and quite simply, gratitude is a way to be happy. Instead of focusing on lack or comparison.
Yesterday, my mom and I spent the day hiking and driving around some beautiful fall back-roads while the sun was shining. At one point, I looked to my mom while we were driving and thought “we both have our health” neither one of us is facing any serious illness and that is a beautiful, very lucky thing. We take the simplest things like that for granted without gratitude. For example. We had waited in line for about 20-25 minutes in a drive-thru for a coffee at a place that is typically very quick, which could have been cause for anger and annoyance. But what will we choose to focus on? As my mom started to get annoyed I joked and said, “but mom, we’ve had so much fun in this line up together”! We had been playing country songs and making jokes to pass the time.
it comes down to a matter of perspective in life.
Can we let things like this ruin our day? (I like to call them first world problems – and trust me, I get caught up in them often too). Or can we instead say, wow, how blessed are we that we get to afford to go buy a coffee? How lucky am I that I just got to spend another 20-25 minutes laughing and talking with my mom? The energy shifts completely when we think of it from that perspective.
practicing gratitude is a skill.
The more often we do it the more we can see the beauty of life and how blessed we really are. The problem is in our consumer, social media-driven society we are constantly bombarded with material objects and seemingly perfect lives that our focus is constantly on comparison.
Instead, shift your focus from lack or comparison to gratitude. It is the key to happiness.
what are you grateful for today?