Because your thoughts and emotions create your life experiences, gently guiding your thoughts toward gratitude is very much in your best interest. Feeling thankful for the gifts you already have is a wonderfully uplifting way to call on the kind of happy thoughts and positive feelings that will keep good things flowing your way. As you continue to feel this gratitude, other thankful thoughts will flow to you through the Law of Attraction. So once you get rolling it becomes very easy.
Expressing gratitude puts you in a happy, peaceful state of mind. This raises your vibration and sends the Universe the message you have a lot to be thankful for. The Universe naturally responds by bringing you more to be grateful for. I recommend spending a few extra minutes in bed each morning cultivating an ‘attitude of gratitude’ by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for, and the many things about your life you appreciate, making ‘thank-you’ your mantra as you move throughout your day.
Gratitude lists are a great way to start the day in the frame of mind that’s going to create a wonderful day for you. They’re also useful in getting you to that place of gratitude when you’re feeling less than wonderful. To make a gratitude list, literally count your blessings and write down anything you wouldn’t want to be without. I recommend this as a daily practice, and I know if you take the time to do this, you’re going to see your life shift in wonderful ways.
The concept I most want to share was said best by Buddha. 2500 years ago he said, “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.”