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:
It’s more than a process for me; I wake up in the morning and think about what I’m grateful for; I practice gratitude when I get an email with a new trip or a new job; every little opportunity is like the first! I also try to imagine everything positive that I have and would like to have in my life. For example, I am relocating to a new home with all of my belongings by hiring movers similar to Herbert Furniture Removals (one of my friends took that name, so I remember it). Or, I have a balcony where I can sit and relax in peace.
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!
I admit that it is not always easy to be grateful. Sometimes, when things are tough, our natural response to stressors becomes a lot more negative. This is especially true if you are suffering from low moods or a mental health problem like depression.
But even so, the only thing that can help you at this point in time is your desire to do something extraordinary because positive thoughts will most likely bring good things into your life. For example, if you are planning to study abroad, you should focus on the positive aspects rather than the negative aspects of moving abroad. However, this is not the only thing you must do. To pass the exams, you’d most likely need to enroll in English programs offered by various institutions. Positive thinking, on the other hand, can help you stay in control and avoid freaking out at the end.
However, even in these stressful instances, there are things we can do to help ourselves to stay gracious – for instance, CBD oil and kratom are two natural substances that many sufferers use to help to counteract this negativity. Kratom, in particular, can help to relieve depression and is probably more cost-effective as well as it can be purchased in a powder form.
If you are struggling to be grateful and to keep a positive outlook, you may want to try either of those substances. However, you must always be aware of any kind of negative effects it may have on your future prospects – such as securing a job. Employers often hire services to conduct background checks on their potential or prospective employees that might include drug testing, credit scores, etc. When one does resort to the aforementioned recreational methods to get temporary relief from their anxiety or stress problems, they must also be aware of the fact that this might come up in a drug test. Especially states which has stringent laws in regards to drugs and their usage (drug testing in North Carolina and other states tends to be a part of routine background checks) – people should be wary of their consumption and degree of the same.
However, you may also find talking things through with a therapist (apart from taking up alternative medications like CBD oil) will also help you to overcome your battle and to see things in a more positive and thankful light.
The importance of being grateful for what is yet to come, puts us in a place of 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 there, 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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