What do you think when you hear the word “gratitude”? One of America’s most famous gratitude stories comes from Oprah Winfrey. Remember Oprah’s gratitude journal? Each day for ten years, she faithfully wrote down five things she was grateful for, things that made her laugh, things that tasted wonderful, things that were beautiful, things that made her heart sing. And what happened? Her life became so big, so full, so exciting, so wonderful that she barely had a moment to keep up her journal!
Being in a state of sincere appreciation is the single most important tool for creating everything you want. Of course, you’re thankful for things you already have, but you can also have a practice of gratitude that works like an affirmation but taking it to an even higher level. Not only can you envision what you want in positive and present words—as though it already exists—but you can be grateful for it as though it has already been received. The difference is that you’re connecting to the emotion that you would feel having your desired result, which creates an even more powerful pull on the unseen ability to manifest.
To really transform your attitude to one of gratitude, you’ll need to practice it on a regular basis until it gets to be a habit until it becomes the place where your thoughts naturally go as you move through your day, including when you face difficulty. Try these ways to build your gratitude practice and make appreciation a healing part of your life.
Add to your gratitude list. Start building your awareness of all you have to be grateful for. Take just a few minutes each night to make a list of blessings, large and small, and, if possible, say your list out loud. For example, “I am so grateful for my healthy body and mind and another happy day at work. I am grateful that my favourite TV show is on tonight.
Get into the habit of asking yourself every night: “What have I received today? What have I given to others today?” This simple review gives you the opportunity to examine the good in your life and to recognize whether you are sharing your gifts.
By practising daily positive affirmations helps you wake up to the true nature of your being. Repeating the words, “I am loved just the way I am” and creative, thoughtful, ” helps you realize and accept the truth about yourself.
Share your gratitude with others. As you keep a list of things you are grateful for, encourage others to do the same.
Keeping a gratitude journal is a powerful tool. By looking back it helps raise your vibration to attract more good feeling.