Change Your Life With Gratitude
Happiness and gratitude vibrate at the same level of energy. Somehow it's hard to know what happiness is, or how to generate it, but most of us know what gratefulness feels like. So let’s keep it simple and just bring more gratitude, or thankfulness into life.
Yes, I know, it's not always easy to be grateful, especially when everything goes wrong, but that's exactly the most important time to be thankful. Make it a daily habit. Add it to your daily schedule together with exercise and meditation. Remember why you do it: you want to attract good things into your life!
I found this wonderful quote in one of my books: It's said to be from the Matthias gospel”
"He who HAS will be rewarded with more, but the one who HAS NOT, will even lose the little he HAS."
What does this mean? It's not exactly fair: unless we add gratitude to "having and not having." If we have gratitude we get more good things, if we don't have it we lose what we have. "The law of attraction," in action.
Yes, it's hard to be grateful when:
- You lost your money
- Someone you love died
- You are sick
- Your husband left you for a younger model
- Your kids are causing problems
In short: life is not what it should be. There always will be a million reasons to complain. But if we can switch our thinking and automatically go to gratitude for what we have, even if all we can say is:
- I’m grateful to be alive
- I have loving friends
- I have food,
- I can walk
- I have a bed.
Life will be a lot more pleasant and you will draw more positive events, people and things to you.
"The same energy attracts the same energy."
Pay attention to your feeling. Try this test:
- Complain and pay attention to how this feels in your body
- Be grateful and pay attention to how this feels in your body.
Can you tell the difference? Do you feel it in your body? If you can't keep practicing, this simple exercise. With improved awareness, you will be able to do it. Practice every day, keep a journal and write down 10 things, you are grateful for, do it every day for 21 days.
Experts say it takes 21 days for a new habit to take root. You will see the difference in your life, you will be happier and this simple exercise will change your life.
The more you are reminded the better it will be. It's a simple practice; there is no excuse to keep you from doing it, but your mind. Your mind might have 10 good reasons to keep you from doing it, so please do not listen:-)
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You are absolutely right, having a gratitude heart is making all the difference in the outcome of our life. I practice this on a daily basis. At the end of the day, I write down 5 things I am grateful for. It really lift my spirit up, and make me realize that I have so much to be grateful for and so little to complain.