Gratefulness

I practice gratitude because it has helped me through many challenges in life.  I know we have all written about gratitude before and yet, I often need to be reminded of the power and the vibration of gratitude and how it attracts positive experiences into my life.

Gratitude is such a wonderful expansive energy, as it helps us see a bigger picture in life, rather than the problem we are facing right now.

I often say to myself, “As bad as it seems, what can I still be grateful for?”  I can always find a list of things.  Once I start naming what I am grateful for, it begins to grow and suddenly what seemed overwhelming, can become acceptable.

This doesn’t mean we do not acknowledge our pain, anger or sadness after a tragedy or challenge, rather, it is a practice that can help shift our thoughts and state of mind when we get stuck during a difficult time.

When I practice stillness in my life, I can see my obstacles more clearly.  Gradually and overtime, I have come to see that after every experience, I gained something.  Sometimes it was a small comfort, sometimes it was a deep understanding and sometimes it was a shift in consciousness.  Either way, I realised I was always moving forward into a place I could learn and grow from.

How I see my challenges or difficult decisions in life will always be met by my attitude.  Am I grateful for this experience or am I looking at this issue negatively?  Once I ask myself this question, my attitude can change in a minute and suddenly I know what to do.

Taking time to find what we are grateful for helps us realise our abundance. Writing them down or speaking them out loud is just a few ways we can remind ourselves how much we already have.

I am very grateful to all my readers and for those who take time to comment, it means a lot to me.  Thankyou!

 

 

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Gratefulness

  1. Karen in a world of social media dumps of people trying to sell us a better version of ourselves, I love this post. We are who we are and we have all we need. Beautiful. I am lucky my mum always believes everything happens for a reason, even the hard stuff. She taught me early to be grateful for the little things in life. Have a great day. Kath

    1. Thankyou Kath. Growing up with role models like your Mum, sets a wonderful understanding of how life can be when we see it through grateful eyes. It is a gift to have this knowledge during the good and the difficult times. Have a great weekend too.
      Karen

    1. You are always so kind and generous in every comment you make to everyone Frederic! May you always be abundant and blest for this kindness.

  2. I ask myself the same question, “What can I be grateful for in this moment?” It is easy to be grateful when things are going well, one must search a bit harder to find the gift when things aren’t so great. To me, it is a path out of suffering. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of folks (egos) that love their suffering and get mad when I suggest they look for the silver lining!

    1. Thankyou Eliza for stopping by and following. It is easy to be grateful when things are good and I agree, most people never want to talk about gratefulness when things are difficult and this is when we need it the most.
      Karen

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