Gratitude is like a force of nature.
It changes things.
Being grateful, even when you don’t feel like it, is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Without a doubt, and here’s why!
Gratitude Literally Makes You Happy!
As straightforward as it sounds, this couldn’t be
You might have heard this saying before…
“Count Your Blessings”
Why is it actually beneficial to your soul to count your blessings?
Because it builds happiness and lays the foundation for personal growth.
If you’ve ever considered yourself lucky, and which you should, this could change everything for you. The reason it builds happiness is… Well, let me explain…
So, by being grateful, you’re acknowledging the gift of life you’ve been given, right?
Now, in doing so, whether consciously or not, you’re also acknowledging the incredible potential you have to accomplish anything! Because that’s what it means to be alive.
Gratitude is a key aspect of mindfulness.
Even if you’re not in the best spot, you can accomplish anything.
This motivation is the reason being grateful makes you happy; it gives you the ability to strive for the greater purpose you’re meant to achieve.
This leads me to the next point, it’s time to jump to another level. A Metaphysical level.
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Gratitude And the Law of Attraction
The metaphysical aspect of gratitude is incredible.
It almost blew me away when I discovered what it was all about… But it all made sense and clicked with me!
Remember how I said gratitude is a key aspect of mindfulness?
Well, let’s talk about that…
If gratitude makes you happy, then gratitude raises your vibration.
Your vibration is what determines everything.
The law of attraction states that negativity attracts more negativity into your life, and likewise, positivity and happiness attract more of themselves into your life!
What an incredible concept, right?
Being grateful makes you positive, and positivity brings you more positivity!
In turn, you become grateful for that positivity and…
The cycle continues.
Be grateful, for everything, and wonderful things happen.
In short, gratitude brings something great…
Being Grateful Brings Optimism!
Gratitude brings you into the “glass is half full” attitude.
Being grateful not only supercharges your happiness and manifesting abilities, but it makes you into an overall pleasant, optimistic person to be around!
Pessimism, on the other hand, leads to nothing but sadness!
To quote the incredible Jim Rohn:
“The poor pessimist looks out the window, doesn’t see the sunset,
he sees the specks on the window!”
Strive to see the sunset!
Optimism is an incredible mindset, you’re going to love it and everything it brings to you!
Now, to conclude everything… What are some habits you can get into to express gratitude?
Let’s keep it simple and effective, the best combination!
First and foremost…
Be Conscious of What You Read & What You Say
In a way, the mind is like a machine, what you get is a direct result of what you put in.
That’s why, it’s essential to only put in the good stuff!
Make it a habit to watch what media you consume, things like modern news strive on making you feel negative.
It’s just impossible to become truly happy when you start your day with so much negativity! I mean, how can you be grateful if the world around you is crumbling, right?
Well, the reality is that we’ve never been better. The world is your oyster, and it’s beautiful!
The absolute best advice I can give you about what you put in to your mind is to…
Keep a Goal Journal.
Nothing builds gratitude more than having goals, as convoluted as it may seem. It’s not as odd as it sounds, think about it this way:
By keeping a goal journal, you’re manifesting incredible opportunities into your life.
That’s where gratitude comes in, and in and of itself brings you more opportunities!
Another incredible gratitude-building activity is daily rituals.
By developing daily rituals that allow you to strive for your goals, you’re going to have a great time!
Remember, we’re all blessed and we’ve all been given this incredible gift called “life”.
We’ve got to use it wisely, but keep in mind that the universe is here for you.
Your success is there, you just have to go for it!