How much energy, how much focus, do we give gratitude in our life?
How often do we feel grateful and actually realize this?
How often do we pause and look for all the things in our lives for which we can/should be grateful?
The saying goes:
“it is not happy people who are grateful,
it is grateful people who are happy.”
I believe this to be so true!
Make time to actually see, list, all the blessings in your life.
And yes, you’ll have to pause first because most of the time,
we just rush through life without even realizing what we are blessed with.
We are all very quick to see what annoys us, what goes wrong, what we would like to see different in our life.
But flip this reality around and look for:
what goes right,
what is great,
what we do have,
what we experience: friendship, love, kindness, beautiful nature…
what we are not lacking,
what problems we do NOT have: we are not suffering in the cold, we are not hungry, we do not have to sleep outside, we are not at war, …
just look for it and you’ll find more than you realize right now.
Studies have shown that:
people who write down, every night before they go to bed:
at least three things they are grateful for, things that made them smile, things that made them feel happy, blessed,
are happier in life, are more satisfied with their lives.
It is so simple, but so effective!
It only takes:
2 minutes of your time before you put your head down.
Not only will you be happier in life,
you’ll also sleep better because you’ve put positives thoughts in your mind just before you go to sleep.
You will be on a higher vibrational frequency and therefor you’ll steer away from negativity: you’ll worry less, fret less, have less turmoil in your head, … all those things that keep you from sleeping soundly and peacefully.
The better rested you are, the better you’ll feel the next day.
The more energized you feel:
the better you will be able to handle anything that life throws at you,
the less you’ll let problems get to you,
the less you’ll see things as problems,
the more relaxed, the more at ease you’ll go through the day, through your life.
My invitation to you all this week is:
Make time to become still.
Put your hands on your heart.
Think about all the things that go well in your life,
(yes, even in the shittiest times in your life, you can find some positive things, some things – no matter how small- to be grateful for),
Express your gratitude.
Share this heartwarming feeling.
Once you’ll feel how blessed you are,
It’ll become a natural thing to do and
a person who is kind,
a person who helps out,
a person who understands that:
we are all connected,
we are all one,
we are all at home on this beautiful planet.
Be grateful and ‘infect’ people with your kindness.
Be the reason people believe in the goodness of people.
Help out all the living creatures here on earth.
Respect nature in any way you can.
Respect the wildlife.
So that we can ALL feel blessed for being part of this amazing place we are allowed to call home.
Thank you all for reading me.