Power of Gratitude
“Appreciation and gratitude create miracles, and you can enjoy these benefits yourself every day. “Gay Hendricks
Start by increasing the kinds and amounts of gratitude you share with others. Write down what you appreciate by keeping a gratitude journal. When in Houston traffic, I use all the cars like rosary beads and recite for each one by saying, ” Thank you God ….( for whatever is appreciated).”
Practice daily to have a non-stop exchange of appreciation and gratitude. Affirm the good things in your life by appreciating them more. Acknowledge your friends and family, the warmth and beauty of your home, the taste and quality of your food, and all the other things we tend to take for granted. Just like the Tide commercial lady says as she is able to again be washing her clothes, “we tend to not appreciate things until we no longer have them.” Why wait until something is lost to begin to feel gratitude for it in your life? Grateful thinking turns things into more.
Practice appreciation at this time during the holidays when nerves can be tested, appreciate those people close to you, and then notice what occurs between you with this genuine expression of appreciation.
Melody Beattie says,“Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy. We can start with who we are and what we have today, apply gratitude , then let it work its magic.” She goes on to say,“There is no situation of circumstance so small or large that is not susceptible to gratitude’s power.”
Notice how problems dissolve, people express more and more of who they really are, co-creativity blossoms, and harmony reverberates. What better present can you give?
We appreciate you for taking the time to read this post. Happy Holidays!
Recommended Readings and More:
Gratitude: Affirming the Good Things in Life, Melody Beattie. A small book with a big message about how we can “unlock the fullness of life” with our expression of appreciation.
Gratitude and Affirmation Cards, Melody Beattie, A small deck to assist you in expressing your appreciation for your life .
The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Esther and Jerry Hicks. Another favorite book which covers the teachings of Abraham and has positively impacted my life and the lives of many.
Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, Sarah Ban Breathnach. A book that gives you an inspirational reading for each day of the year. This is my very favorite book.