Feeling Grateful

You know how some days everything just works and you get that warm fuzzy feeling inside that someone out there is looking after you? Do you ever notice what you were thinking about right before that happens? At these times I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. It reminds me that even when things may not seem to be going well, it is still important to find something to be grateful for.  I know some days that’s difficult so perhaps it will just be that the sun is shining, you have food in your fridge to nourish you, or you have a comfortable bed to escape to and hope that tomorrow will be a better day. Whatever is going on in your life, there is always something positive to be found somewhere. Sometimes we just need to look a little harder to find it.

I believe gratitude is the thing that keeps us in a state of love. And the funny thing about it is that the more we acknowledge what we have to be grateful for, the more positivity and abundance will be delivered to us. As you probably know, you create your own life circumstances based on your thoughts and beliefs. You will receive whatever it is that you focus on the most. So if you are constantly complaining about how unfulfilling your job is, that your partner does not respect you, that you don’t have enough time or money to do the things you want to do, how tired you are, then guess what, that’s what you will get. If you affirm to your higher self that these circumstances are what defines you, it doesn’t know the difference between what you want and what you don’t want, it will just give you back what you put most of your attention into.

So it’s obvious that if you don’t want these things, then focus on what you do want as though you already have it. Look for the positive things in your workplace, appreciate what you do love about your partner, be grateful for the small things in life that are free and energise you, such as going for a long walk in nature, having a long, soothing bath, listening to music or just spending quality time with your loved ones. Slow down, laugh, dance, play. Tell yourself daily how grateful you are for all the abundance in your life. Affirm to yourself that every day in every way your life is becoming better and better. You’ll be amazed at how things will turn around.

Sometimes we just need to slow right down, change our focus and realise that we can have whatever we want. Most of the things we worry about never happen. It’s easier to accept the bad with the good because there’s a grand plan that’s not always obvious while we’re in the middle of it, but ultimately things usually work out the way they’re meant to and for our highest good. I'm sure you've heard all of this before, but sometimes we just need to be reminded. So what do you feel grateful for today?