GRATITUDE!! what are you most grateful for?
Do you regularly count your blessings?
I am thankful for all of you and everything in my reality. Especially the feeling of gratitude = grateful + attitude. If you don’t already have a daily practice of thinking, writing and/or speaking out loud what you’re grateful for, then I challenge you to.
I started my gratitude journey about 24 months ago and it transformed my life. I had seen a few posts on facebook about challenges people were doing and was curious, then after a walk one day, I noticed this little pink spiritual shop that popped up out of nowhere, I walked in to look at incense and had no cash, so I couldn’t buy any. While looking around the lady behind the counter approached me to help, once chatting she gave me some much needed guidance about a concern I had with an ex boyfriend and mentioned a gratitude jar she used with her kids. A few months later this shop had vanished after I had finally got to do a group healing session. Following that first day there, I went and bought a jar and decorated it, I also bought a pretty pen and paper to use to get excited about my daily gratitude.
I had committed that everyday I would date it and try to think of a new thing to be grateful for, I had planned that if I had a sad day I would look at a few of the things I had written and put in the jar, to lift my mood. Which I only ever did once. After a few weeks I noticed how much easier it was to be aware of all I had to be thankful for and I also started receiving more things, random gifts from people, offers of help, smiles from strangers, I felt lighter and happier. I passed my Jar onto my mum when she was sick with cancer, in the hopes to help lighten the challenge and to shift her thoughts to all she had. At times she did and It was amazing to read, so I then started posting on facebook statuses to keep the habit going. A few months later, I had a customer from my new job (which I was offered a promotion for) whom I didn’t know, gift me a kindle for christmas, I nearly cried and gave him a hug. As time went on I consider him an Angel!
A year later and I was in a spiritual/Buddhist shop, I didn’t have much moeny but I felt overwhelmed to buy a bunch of books and among them was a gratitude Journal for 2015, I looked through it with all the monthly activities and filled them out and took note of the astrological info, There was some amazing books suggested in it as well, So I was set for the new year to bring fantastic fortune and then one day when I went for a motorbike ride the Journal fell out of the bag, I got a message from a lady saying she found it. In January she dropped it off, before I went back packing over seas and we stayed in contact on facebook. After my return to Australia I went to meet her in person with a friend and a bunch of flowers to say THANK YOU. We got on so well and she was so kind, she explained how the book was in the middle of the road and it was raining and she doesn’t read but felt guided to go look (in the rain), when she saw what it was she felt it would be important to give back. Hours had past and the original plans for after the visit, got cancelled. When her husband got home and we were talking, I had mentioned how me and my friend had met the end of the previous year, and to our surprise they said they actually saw us and just realised. They were taking a picture behind where we were standing and chatting. Magic hey??
In many manifesting and law of attraction books and programmes a key aspect is creating a regular gratitude practice, to change your conscious mind to what you have and raising yourself to a receiving, positive and faster vibration to attract what you desire. I in the past two years have read and been fascinated by many of these from Wayne Dyer and Abraham Hicks Books to The Secret and Brendan Burchard Books. I recommend Especially
The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
The more you think and focus energy on the more something will grow.
My past 6 days of gratitude:
So touched and grateful for simple kind words, gestures of help and service from others, embracing my unique gifts, inspiring others by living in my truth, being unconditionally loved and supported always, committing to myself to be more loving first to me and then to others, through consistent actions and awareness and finally realizing that balance starts with simply giving and receiving in unison and not resisting either in flow. 🙏😊💖 Namaste and infinite blessings 🙌✨🌻
Much appreciation for new beginnings, great starts, amazing sleeps, pure water, time to be with yourself, love to share with others, the binding threads which connect us all, new experiences, feeling connected to spirit, amazing books, mirrors of myself and self-education. 🙏😊🌻 Namaste! ❤✨✌
So deeply thankful and in awe of amazing weekends, healing time, perfect connections, being in the NOW, embracing the feminine, confirmation of my path, magical moments, eye gazing, big smiles, long hugs, enjoying the simple pleasures with no expectation for anything more and being content not knowing where things will flow, grow and evolve. ❤😊🌻 Namaste! 🙏✨🌊🎇
Humble filled thanks for all I have and more, the physical things which comfort, from a pillow soft and tender to the rain which smells to fresh, the clothes I cover my naked body, the wheels which carry me around, this body strong and capable which enables me to be here, the joys of learning and meeting new people, the nourishing food which nourishes and awakens the sense of taste. 🙏🙏 Infinite blessings to you all 💖💖 Namaste! ✨✨🙌✌✌
Such appreciation for the chance to see the reflection of myself in others, consistent peace of mind, the waves which wash over your feet and sand at the beach, the buzz of crickets, the smell of spring time, so sweet and fresh, health of this body, access to great wisdom, the unwavering support of the universal laws and the experiences which have moulded me to a place of ease and allowing of flow. 🌻🌈🙏 Namaste! 💖😊✌
Abundance, great conversation, immediate connection, shared understanding, mutual respect, open minds, shining lights of hope, creative writing, self-expression, the simple pleasures like learning something new which you enjoy, attracting the right vibe of people, being myself and loving it, a bright sparkly future and the NOW to make cause for tomorrow’s great effect. 🙏😊❤ Namaste! ✌✨🌻🌈
It doesn’t matter the language you speak, focusing on the positives and the things you want to attract more of in your life is the KEY to a happier, more aware and fulfilled YOU. So take the challenge and start practising thinking about and reflecting on what you already have in your life which holds value, including yourself.
Infinite Blessings-Namaste ❤
“Be real, Be true, Be honest, BE YOU.”