“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” ~ Anne Frank
“There are only two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~ Edith Wharton
I feel grateful for so many reasons. I have a wonderful husband, who loves me no matter how grumpy I can get. He supports me and whatever new endeavor I am into, he is right there to help me implement my dreams and goals. I have a wonderful daughter, who seems to accomplish any goal she puts her minds to. She’s smart, funny and drop dead gorgeous. I adore my son, he is brave beyond belief, he knows how to have fun in life. He is smart, witty and exists on practically no sleep.
I am blessed beyond comprehension. I have a wonderful family and awesome friends. I work for myself and get to make my career exactly as I want it. My work is spiritually infused and I get to know my clients on a deep level where there is so much love.
I am lucky enough to have found my spiritual teacher and guide and she teaches so much through all her classes and words of wisdom. I have a comfortable house and a beautiful garden. I get to eat some form of chocolate each day… My car is running well. My loving pets are all healthy… There is so much to be grateful for. So much more than what to be ungrateful for.
I choose to see my cup running over. Not half empty or half full. Running over. When I am in this mindset, all is well. It really is a matter of perspective. If we focus on our blessings, the list is always longer than things we want to change.
Gratitude every day keeps our hearts open and our spirits lifted. I got to go to a workshop earlier this year hosted by Angeles Arrien. It was amazing. She advises to have gratitude for our learnings, our blessings, our mercies (kindness, compassion, forgiveness), and our protections.
When we break it down like this, we see our lives are full of blessings. You really can’t spend as much time worrying and thinking life is so unfair when we are in this mind space of gratitude. It’s a natural high and a wonderful place to be.
Let’s go into the holiday season and our lives with the positive attitude of gratitude! Even hardships and hard relationships have their lessons and silver linings if we look for them.
My friend, Shelley is actually starting a monthly class on gratitude. If anyone is interested, I can give more info.
“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” ~ Indira Gandhi