An Attitude of Gratitude - Expressing Gratitude
With so much going on in our lives today it is easy to forget and overlook who and what we are truly grateful for. It can be challenging to focus on what we are grateful for when we are feeling overwhelmed, dis-satisfied or disgruntled. We can find any number of reasons (or excuses) for not focusing on what we are grateful for, such as:
· Feeling too busy or stressed in our daily lives
· Focusing on the negatives in life and the world around us
· Paying attention to what we may feel we are ‘lacking’ in our lives
· Waiting for things to change for the better
· Focusing on what works needs to be done rather than on what you’ve already achieved and are steadily achieving
These reasons are understandable, but unfortunately they get in the way of fully feeling, living and expressing the most powerful emotions we have access to - the power of gratitude.
When we choose to re-focus on the positives and choose to be grateful for what we have rather than what we do not have, the power of transformative gratitude changes our lives. The more we are grateful and show gratitude for all the blessings in our lives, the more we will receive in kind. Simple things we take for granted that we can choose to be grateful for each day will lead us to receiving more blessings in our lives.
Stop and take stock of your true core values ... ask yourself:
“What do you love most about the people in your life?”
“What do you appreciate about your life and lifestyle today?”
“What are you truly grateful for, both small and large?”
The emotion and expression of gratitude makes us feel good about ourselves, others and our world. It is also a wonderfully powerful attractor of love, peace, abundance, good health and wellbeing, success and connection with self and with Source. The more we positively focus upon what we already enjoy, appreciate and truly love in our lives, the more we find we have to be grateful for.
There are too many ways to practice gratitude to list but some simple things to do could include:
· writing cards, notes or emails and expressing your gratitude to others who have touched your life;
· meditate and focus on what you are grateful for and thank the Universe for your blessings;
· arrange a lovely dinner party or impromptu celebration for yourself and others;
· keep a gratitude journal and make sure the write in it regularly;
· keep a simple list you can add to as you think of precious things to be grateful for;
· think of some unique, thoughtful and personal ways of expressing your gratitude to others and yourself ... treat yourself with love and appreciation.
Enjoy your blessings ...
Love and Light
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Ruby on September 11, 2019:
Thankyou and Blessings
Maximino on January 23, 2015:
Thank you for your positive gifts.
Kimmo on October 28, 2014:
Thank you! :)
Leon on November 22, 2013:
Dr Kavita Shaikh from MUSCAT on March 10, 2012:
Great hub. Gratitude now has scientific evidence of being benefcial. A research study done by Dr. Emmons conducted over 10 years has proved that people who practiced gratitude experienced 25 % more happiness than those who did not.Voted this hub up
Primpo from Howell, New Jersey on February 26, 2012:
Joanne Sacred Scribes (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 10, 2011:
thanks for your comment.
When we make a point to count our blessings and be grateful for all that we have in our lives we come to appreciate the small (but important) things ...
HealthyHanna from Utah on March 10, 2011:
Very good thoughts. Something I think more of us need to read about. We can become so caught up in our own projects and special interests that we forget all we have.