Have you fallen out of Gratitude Mode?

I found myself today feeling down in the dumps. Looking at my bills and my overall financial picture and started in on the “if onlys”. The fact is that you can’t change past happenings or decisions. You can only go from here.

 

I feel bad because I don’t feel like I am where I “should be”. The question is, according to what or who? I know darn well that there are no accidents in life. You are always exactly where you are meant to be at any given moment.

 

As kids, from that perspective, we all believed that adults had it together. The truth is, almost no one really has it all together. I am even suspicious that there really is such a thing as an adult at all. What I see is everyone muddling through life, making the best decisions that they can and hoping for the best possible outcome.

 

With all of that said, this blah attitude I found myself in today made me realize my problem. It’s not that anything is wrong. It’s the perspective has shifted. Somehow, I have fallen out of Gratitude Mode. Rather than looking around and appreciating everything that I have in my world, I have gotten focused on the little bit of lack that is there.

 

This is a very dangerous slope to be on. Like attracts like and if you are focused on lack, more will be coming.

 

So, if you also see yourself in what you just read… take my advice I am giving myself and snap the hell out of it.

 

Love,
Sarah

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Like attracts Like – What are you inviting into your life?

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…

Our health

Our friends

Our pets

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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Originally Published: http://monarchwellness.net/2017/04/like-attracts-like-what-are-you-inviting-into-your-life/