Friday, August 15, 2014

Gratitude Is Empowering

All too often, we take for things in our life for granted. We forget to be thankful for the people in our lives and the everyday blessings which surround us. We all have something to be grateful for, and it's the expression of gratitude which brings the greatest rewards. Being grateful for even the smallest things empowers our subconscious to appreciate those things and place importance on them. By being thankful for these things, our perception changes and new opportunities reveal themselves in our lives.

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."-- Melodie Beattie

When was the last time you consciously expressed gratitude for the blessings in your life?

Taking a moment to be thankful for the things and people in our life helps us view our world from a different perspective. Rather than being discouraged by what we don't have, we learn to find joy and blessings in the things we do have. Free yourself from the limitations of negativity and open yourself up to the positive benefits gained from an attitude of gratitude.  Everyone has something to be grateful for, a home, a job, a loved one, a friend, the beauty of our surroundings or even the opportunity to experience one more day. Make a list of the things you are grateful for and consciously show appreciation for those things. As you do, your subconscious will work to give you more of those things. An added benefit is that when you are grateful for the good things in your life, your problems become less significant.

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."-- Eric Hoffer

"Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for." -- Zig Ziglar

Your thoughts create your reality. Don't invest your emotions on things you don't like--invest your emotions and thoughts on the things which you appreciate and want to expand in your life. When you do, your problems become less significant and your joys become more frequent. That is one of the keys to achieving happiness. Gratitude plays a major role in that achievement.

"It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought." -- Aristotle

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