Motivational Monday: Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude

 

We have all heard that we should have an Attitude of Gratitude, but do we practice it?

With all the inspirational books we have been reading I decided to take the lesson of gratitude that all the great minds talk about and begin writing my gratitudes down in my journal.  Each morning I write down 10 things I am grateful for and why.  After writing down all 10, I go back and make my list into a prayer, saying thank you at least 3 times for each one and really feeling it from my heart center.  Then at the end of each day, I also remember the best thing from that day and give thanks.  Whooa!  Have things started happening!

Things we have been wanting, wishing for and praying for are suddenly happening.  The days become even better because we are both in even better moods.  And once you start your day focused in all the wonderful things you have been given, the practice magically continues throughout the day.  Suddenly, you realize all the little things you are grateful for and begin giving thanks silently or saying it to others all day long.

The hardest part is being grateful for challenging situations or environments or people in your life.  I know personally I am having a hard time with the fact that summer in Europe, with warm weather, is fast approaching.  Which means the scar I have been hiding for the past year will be in full view.  The few times I have worn short-sleeves, people will stare at my arm and keep staring, which makes me uncomfortable.  But I know I have so much to be thankful and grateful for.  So hopefully remembering that everyday, will help by the time we reach the beaches of Italia!

What areas of your life are challenging you?  Are you struggling in a relationship, do you dislike your job, are you challenged to find the funds to pay your bills?  How can you give thanks for all the good things you do have? Maybe start a gratitude journal.  Once you are in that positive state of mind, you will be amazed and grateful how much things start shifting for you!

We are grateful to each of you that take the time to read our blog and be on this journey with us.  It means more to us than you know.  We love you and thank you for your support!

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