Do you live in a mode of gratitude? Do you take the time to sit back and evaluate your life and really realize just how lucky you are?
“Who me? I’m not lucky…” you may be thinking.
That simply isn’t true. We all have things we can be thankful for…
Maybe the place we live or a person in our life
A favorite restaurant
The smell of your favorite flower
A good glass of wine
The freedom to go outside and feel the wind in our hair
To live in a place with year-round sunshine
and on and on…
Sit down and make a list of all of the things, people, and places that bring you joy and that you love. List anything that makes you even the slightest bit happy.
You may be surprised how long the list gets.
This may seem silly when in reality it is vitally important to do on a fairly regular basis. There is such a generally pessimistic cloud over American society today that we easily fall into the trap of complaining and looking on the downside.
It’s a law of nature that we are bound to attract what we feel and think about most of the time. If you focus on the negative and what you do not like in your life, you actually invite more of the same to come to fruition. Which is exactly what you do not want.
It takes time, patience with yourself, and practice to change your focus. But when you are focused on gratitude, fear begins to disappear and abundance appears in its place.
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