The Life Changing Power or Gratitude
Thanksgiving is all but here and this seems like a perfect time to talk about Gratitude. It is SO easy for us to become stuck in the trap of negativity, pulling us away from truly living a grateful life. Think of how much real estate of your life can easily be consumed with negativity… it’s on TV, our Facebook feed, and our egos tell us we aren’t ENOUGH.
I am not talking about making a list of things you are grateful for, while I do think it’s a great practice! I am talking about breathing in and basking in all the beauty that surround us, not just now around Thanksgiving but taking this practice beyond that.
True, real and authentic gratitude is a divine connection between your heart and the world around you. It is more than just being thankful for what you have. It is feeling and experiencing the world from a place of compassion, empathy and love. Looking at the world from our heart that loves not our eyes that judge. When we operate from this space there is no place for Ego and negativity to creep in.
The decision to live from a place of gratitude shifts our focus, forcing you to be in the moment. The benefits of that alone are life changing. It boosts self-confidence. Reduces anxiety. Fights depression. Helps you to be a better spouse, parent and friend. Gratitude EMPOWERS you and is a skill that anyone can learn.
I am grateful for all of you. I hope that you all have a great Thanksgiving.