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August 12, 2016

One of the simplest most powerful ways to transform your life!

"What if you woke up with only the things you were grateful for yesterday?"

A Great question, that really makes you think...

Gratitude is one of my favourite topics! It's simply the feeling of being thankful for something or somebody, and acknowledging it.

Acknowledging Gratitude consistently will help you shift your focus and centre your mind on thoughts and feelings that generate self-worth, abundance, capability, love, happiness, creativity and motivation. The feelings and emotions that will actually help you rather than those feelings and emotions that keep you stagnate, doubtful or stuck in fear.

When you shift your focus and start focusing on all you are grateful for; acknowledging everything from the little things (like the morning sun, a songbird or butterfly) to the big things (the health of your family, friends & loved ones) and all the people you are grateful and thankful for in each moment…. you will create and see even more glorious moments, possibilities and things to be grateful for.

That’s simply how the brain works – it sees what you notice regularly and believes it must be important to you, so it makes sure you see more of it (whether positive or negative)

It's easy to lose sight of all the wonderful people, moments and things in our lives and get stuck on all the things that may seem wrong, not done, painful, problematic or difficult. Without meaning to we can spend our time focusing on everything that doesn't seem perfect and miss seeing the multitude of things that are already.

I know it may seem easy to write ‘be grateful’ but how do you when you’re in distress, struggling or unsure of how you’re going to survive, change or choose differently. Gratitude is not only for the privileged. It can be found in the humblest conditions and become a beacon of light to discover a new way, a new hope, and a new direction. Even if your gratitude starts small with acknowledging; I am grateful I am alive and have access to the resources that will help me get the help and direction I need.

“Your mind is the garden, your thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds” William Wordsworth

Creating an attitude of gratitude;

1. Smile at everyone, it’s contagious. Remember a smile is the nicest thing you can wear.

2. Write a gratitude letter to someone. Maybe you’ve never really told the person how grateful you are for him or her or for something they may have done (or do) for you.

3. Use meditation to quietly sit and focus on gratitude. Find a space in your home, garden, the park or somewhere you love to be that makes you feel relaxed, peaceful and happy. With your eyes closed focus on your breathing. Deep slow breaths and allow your mind to focus on gratitude. Smile as each new thing or person comes to your mind.

4. Keep a gratitude journal to acknowledge, reinforce and remind you of all the things you are grateful for. Write them down every single day. Each day try to find at least three to five things you’re grateful for, no matter how small.

5. Practise the ‘gratitude sleep ritual’ every time you lay your head on your pillow at night, state in your mind all you are grateful for. It’s a beautiful way to drift off to sleep – fall asleep with a smile.

Focusing on and expressing gratitude will naturally give you even more reasons to be grateful. It opens us up to allowing, seeing and feeling even more positive states and experiences.

Gratitude is truly one of the simplest most powerful ways to transform your life.

One of the Simplest most Powerful ways to Transform Your Life

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