2017 has been such an amazing year! This Thanksgiving, I was sitting on my couch with my family, waiting for the turkey to cook, just thinking about the blessings and how amazing this year has been!
I will, later in December, be sharing some amazing moments of 2017, but I wanted to share with you, the power of gratitude in my life and how it has brightened it up, giving it a whole new meaning!
Many years ago, I was watching the Secret, a DVD about the power of the energy that surrounds you and how you can take control of your life.
One of the speakers talked about gratitude, she said something which stuck with me: she was always resenting her spouse and she decided to appreciate him for the good things he did and qualities, not for the things she didn’t like about him and it shifted the course of her relationship 360 degrees! She started to appreciate the little things, and give her spouse attention and said: “the energy flows, where attention goes”; whatever is the focus of attention becomes more prominent. She decided to focus on positive and not only did it save her marriage, but it also ignited their passion.
On that day, I decided to act in gratitude not only towards my husband, but also towards everyone who would come in contact with me; all the opportunities, every single blessing and open door.
You can check it out, click on the picture to read more about it:
John Assaraf, in the same DVD, talked about gratitude and visualizing it before it happened using a vision board! That was an A-HA moment for me! I have done a vision board ever since, here is one of my posts about it: Vision Boards. Here is his book, which helped give me a comprehensive view to understand the process:
Here are my own tips to keep gratitude present in your life:
It starts every morning:
For me, it’s more than a process, I wake up in the morning and think about what I’m grateful for, I exercise gratitude when I receive an email with a new trip, a new job, every little opportunity is like the first one!
Writing it all down
I also made a habit to write things down, things I’m grateful for … I don’t write every day, but I work on it as often as I can.
It starts from within
Even when my day is crazy and I don’t write anything down, I carry the gratitude spirit within me. It helps keep me stay grounded, it gives me the fresh perspective that it all starts with a grateful heart.
What I truly believe is that a grateful spirit is the beginning of discovering your life’s purpose, of living the life you’re meant to live!
November always inspires me to be even more grateful for all the blessings I have in my life: my family, my dream job, my community and all the amazing things which are yet to happen!
The importance of being grateful for what is yet to come, puts us in a place of a humble excitement, in that place in our hearts where you’re already showing appreciation for something which hasn’t happened yet, for what you have, good or bad, little or big. From that place, only better things will come.
You will see your life in a whole new light! You will attract happiness and contentment.
Join me and expect that amazing things are about to happen and they will! Trust me!
I love this quote by Wayne Dyer:
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