‘Don’t worry – Be Happy.’
How many times through the years have we heard this phrase? I know that I have heard it hundreds and hundreds of times.
And every time I hear it I feel gratefulness. Instead of focusing on something negative [especially if at that moment in Time I might be feeling negative about something] I ‘shift’ my thinking and ponder on what I feel grateful for in my Life instead.
After a while of doing that practice, I have found that switching to thinking grateful thoughts and feeling gratefulness becomes autonomic and I spend less and less time thinking negative thoughts.
Please don’t feel frustrated if being able to do that doesn’t happen automatically.
Give it Time.
Eventually one will start looking at the World in a whole different way.
My hope is that it works for you as much as it is working for me.
BY MADISYN TAYLOR
There is always something to be grateful for, even when life is hard and times are tough.
Every day is a blessing, and in each moment there are many things that we can be grateful for. The world opens up to us when we live in a space of gratitude. In essence, gratitude has a snowball effect. When we are appreciative and express that gratitude, the universe glows a bit brighter and showers us with even more blessings.
There is always something to be grateful for, even when life seems hard. When times are tough, whether we are having a bad day or stuck in what may feel like an endless rut, it can be difficult to take the time to feel grateful. Yet, that is when gratitude can be most important. If we can look at our lives, during periods of challenge, and find something to be grateful for, then we can transform our realities in an instant. There are blessings to be found everywhere. When we are focusing on what is negative, our abundance can be easy to miss. Instead, choosing to find what already exists in our lives that we can appreciate can change what we see in our world. We start to notice one blessing, and then another.
When we constantly choose to be grateful, we notice that every breath is a miracle and each smile becomes a gift. We begin to understand that difficulties are also invaluable lessons. The sun is always shining for us when we are grateful, even if it is hidden behind clouds on a rainy day. A simple sandwich becomes a feast, and a trinket is transformed into a treasure. Living in a state of gratitude allows us to spread our abundance because that is the energy that we emanate from our beings. Because the world reflects back to us what we embody, the additional blessings that inevitably flow our way give us even more to be grateful for. The universe wants to shower us with blessings. The more we appreciate life, the more life appreciates and bestows us with more goodness.