“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”~Melody Beattie
Gratitude is a powerful energy. Having gratitude and appreciating all that you have and all that you are is the first step toward creating space for more happiness, joy and increased abundance. Gratitude shifts your awareness from negative to positive. Gratitude gives you hope. Putting it out there by writing a few things each day will change your life in ways you can’t imagine!
Gratitude for what you already have helps bring your energy into present time and unlocks the potential for bringing in MORE! A daily practice or “gratitude journal” is a powerful tool for change. You may already have “lists” of what you’re grateful for but when you begin each day by stating and writing down what you are grateful for you put a chain of energy events in motion. Think of it this way; Gratitude is you seeing the glass 1/2 full instead of 1/2 empty.
Are you validating or invalidating what you already have?
“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”~John Milton
Having gratitude for what you already have validates that you can (and are) having what you have. How can you possibly make space for more if you are not grateful for that which you already have? In fact if you are not grateful for what you already have you are invalidating the gifts of abundance which already exist in your life. Having what you already have validates and honors you as a creator. Invalidating or thinking “it’s not enough” or it’s “not good enough” keeps you in a state of lack. The truth of the matter is that if you aren’t grateful for what you already have it will never be enough or good enough!
Gratitude is an inside job!
“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.”~Eileen Caddy
Growing and expanding is always done from the inside out. Gratitude is about seeing the positive and the more grateful you are the more positives you will see. The more positive you see, the more positive, happy and empowered you feel! The more empowered, happy and positive you feel the more you give and share. The more you give and share the more blessed and abundant you feel which leads to even more abundance and gratitude. This chain of events begins the moment you put the energy of gratitude into play. Gratitude not only has a direct effect on your life but the lives of those around you. In essence it turns what “you have into enough” and turns “enough” into more!
30 Days of Gratitude Challenge
It’s important to give gratitude every day and there’s a way to start! I’ve created a Facebook Event so we can all work the energy of gratitude together. There IS power in numbers after all! The beautiful daily status posts are inspiring and give you even more to be grateful for in your own life! To join the 30 Days of Gratitude Status-A-Day click here. You don’t have to “like” the page to join in (although I would certainly be grateful if you did 😉 ) Just join the event and start posting at least one Facebook status every day stating something you are grateful for. If you are not on Facebook, please post your 30 days of gratitude in the comments on this blog or on Twitter tag @spiritlightmuse and use the hashtag #30daysofgratitude. Feel free to share and add friends. Join me for 30 Days of Gratitude status-a-day!
So to you my beautiful friends I want you to know how much I appreciate each and every one of you. I’m grateful and blessed to have you in my personal and virtual life! I’m grateful you read, share and support my work. May each of your journeys be filled with an infinite abundance of gratitude, love, joy and happiness! GRATITUDE ROCKS (see the picture on this post)!! ~Shine Your Light Debbie
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