With the Thanksgiving celebrations behind us; I have to say that something struck a cord this past Thanksgiving weekend. I was wished a Happy Thanksgiving and then asked if I even celebrate Thanksgiving. My answer: “Every day of my life!”
Thanksgiving is a holiday with a special connotation and I wouldn’t want to take anything away from that. Gratitude and giving thanks however, is something that should be practiced daily. Life has so many things to give us and the more we show gratitude and give thanks for the many things we already have; the more life willingly shifts to give us more. And the more we give thanks, the more we see what truly is important in life.
Gratitude helps us shift our focus from a mindset of lack (the things we want but don’t have or can’t get… YET) to one of abundance (the things we do have and are feeling blessed to have). With this small shift in the way we see things, the universe opens the abundance floodgates for us and we begin to attract new things to be grateful for.
Some of my special daily moments of gratitude are when my children wake up full of life in the morning; hearing them burst out in laughter as they monkey around together; when nature shows me its infinite beauty; and, of course… warm hugs. My moment of bliss is when I check on the kids as they sleep peacefully after their fun filled day and I can hear them breathing. It fills me with a wave of gratitude for their life and the privilege I have of being in it.
If you practice daily gratitude, kudos to you! If not, it’s time to start. I suggest keeping a daily journal of 3 things you are grateful for that day. Now, watch the magic of it transform your life.
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