Be grateful and transform your life! Gratitude is the first step for a full and complete life. Do you know why? Because gratitude is power. This is why spiritual teachers are always encouraging us to give thanks – “Begin by being thankful” – “Be happy with what you have now and more will come to you.”
By being thankful, your life will be wrapped in an aura of appreciation. By being appreciative, you are creating an aura of positive energy that is transmitted to the Universe. By transmitting positive energy, you are radiating love for your life. You are lighting up your moments, and you are creating joy in your existence.
When you wake up, raise your arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day. Show your appreciation by saying, “I am grateful for this new day” or “This is the best day of my life” or “I am grateful for all the good things that come to me today.” Use the words that come from your heart and reflect your inner being.
You must have noticed the power of gratitude when you’ve done something for someone, and the person thanked you immensely and in that moment you feel pleased. Sometimes, in those moments of seeing somebody being grateful to us, we think that we could have done much more than we actually did. Don’t we? On the other hand, how do you feel when somebody doesn’t even acknowledge what you have done? This is exactly what happens with the Universe and us. When we are full of appreciation, we create a force of positive vibration of well-being and satisfaction. When we thank life, we are sending all this positive energy to the world and the world celebrates by giving us more, and sometimes double, back.
Focus on what you have and not on what is missing. It doesn’t matter if you have only one jersey to wear; at least you have one to keep you warm. It doesn’t matter if you have only one pair of shoes; at least you have a pair. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the best house in the world; at least you have one. I am not saying that we don’t need to desire better things in life and not strive for the best; I am saying that by being grateful, we open the doors to receive all that life has to offer.
For me, being grateful is as important as living. For this reason, I give thanks every day for all the blessings that I receive. I give thanks for using my body to hug, for listening to the voice of people I love, for sleeping in a safe and comfortable place. I give thanks for the water that I drink and for the body that I have. I especially give thanks for my health – the most important gift of all. I firmly believe that in having health, I have everything. With health I can fill my world with what I need and feel in harmony with life. My gratitude is immense every single day because I am alive, because I know that it is one more day of life, and I know that I have one more opportunity to enjoy and discover each moment. My family often quote back to me, my own words: “Miracles will follow miracles and wonders will never cease.”
What about doing your list of gratitude now? Have a look around you – what are the things that make you grateful every day? Take this list with you to remind you of all the blessings you already have.
Be grateful for every moment because they are part of your life. Life is made of moments.
Thank you God for this new day.
Thank you God for my life.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.