How important is gratitude really?
When do you say thank you? When things are going well? In all situations?
We have all been taught to say thank you for the gifts and good things in our lives but how many of us have learned to give thanks even when things may not be to our preference?
The Apostle Paul from the Christian tradition once said to give thanks in all things. This is a tall order as there are times in everyone’s life where you don’t feel like giving thanks.
But, when we decide to give thanks in all things, we realize that we have the power to literally generate our state. This means we get to decide how we feel in any given moment and we do not have to be at the mercy of whatever the condition may be. We get to decide whether we feel discouragement, or frustration or if we feel gratitude and well-being.
Wallace Wattles, the author of The Science of Getting Rich tells us, “The Creative Power within us makes us into the image of that to which we give our attention. We are a Thinking Substance, and thinking substance always takes the form of that which it thinks about.”
He goes on to say, “The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best; therefore it tends to become the best: it takes the form or the character of the best, and will receive the best.”
There is always a best in any given situation. It may not be your preferred best but it is the best. As you learn to put your focus there and simply generate gratitude because you can and you are breathing, you have access to ideas and possibilities and support from sources that literally come to you “out of the blue.”
Share with us the times you have caused yourself to be grateful even during those times when you have felt discouraged or frustrated so you can inspire us all. Post those in the comment section below or on my Facebook page.
Here’s to living your dream life,
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