The Power of Gratitude

For a good portion of my life, I considered myself to be a grateful person. I would say “Thank you” anytime I receive a gift or when someone blessed me after I sneezed. The majority of my gratitude stemmed from moments of appreciation or when I was ‘happy’. But as I got older and life continued to unfold, I realized I wasn’t as grateful as I thought. My state of gratefulness was only a result of something good happening. The truth is, the things in my life I considered small or insignificant rarely received the gratitude it deserved.

Things like:

  • Functioning body organs
  • Access and mobility of my limbs
  • Breathing without assistance
  • AC/Heating
  • 4 Walls
  • A Car
  • Access to 3 meals a day

The areas of your life that are abundant and wonderful are where you have used gratitude and are experiencing the magic as a result. Any areas that are not abundant and wonderful are due to a lack of gratitude.

Rhonda Byrne

And these were just a few things I took for granted. I mean, honestly, how many times have you gone to the bathroom in the middle of the night and was grateful you had indoor plumbing? Don’t worry. I’ll wait. 

What I’ve learned is the universe can only give you more IF you are grateful for the things you have now. I read a book entitled “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne, and it completely changed my entire life. No exaggeration. In her book, she believes that gratitude is a feeling, and that the simple act of saying “thank you” and feeling the energy of it is the real secret to life. 

Once I started incorporating this simple yet profound practice into my own life, it became magical. Not only did I begin receiving my grandest desires, but I have become more conscious of life’s simple blessings such as the smell of fresh flowers after a spring rain, the ability to go for a jog, a hot shower and human to human interaction without wearing a face mask. 

I encourage anyone reading this to read “The Magic” and begin making gratitude a part of your life. I want this magical practice to become a part of your DNA and allow it to permeate every area of your life. 

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