Do You Know The Power of Gratitude?


Gratitude makes you feel good.  


You can only feel one thing at a time.  


You have a choice about how you want to feel.  


Recently a friend of mine had a situation with her granddaughter that upset her.  She was overly worried.  Yet, the same situation, her husband said, “Everything will work out.”  


Do you have a default where you go to worry rather than trust things will work out?  


As Wayne Dyer says, “The only thing that feeling bad accomplishes is to plummet you into anxiety, despair, depression, and stress. In such situations, ask yourself in that moment what THOUGHT you can have that will make you feel GOOD!”


When I’m in uncomfortable situations, I know I want to feel peace and joy.   So I try to remind myself to “Expect the Best.”  It changes my focus and my expectations.  I change my energy and I am grateful for how I feel.  I have a better perspective of how to handle the situation.  


Flourish.  Use gratitude.


Empower yourself with the feelings you desire.  Know your core feelings.  Know how to shift what is happening back to where you want to be.  


Take time as you start your day to look around and be grateful.  Like for springtime and new life.  For a good night’s rest.  For the opportunity to create a new day.  


Say your thanks out loud.  Dance.  Smile.  


Take time to notice throughout your day ways to share in gratitude.  Make a list of 100 things.   Like –


Being grateful for a good lunch.

Being grateful for an afternoon walk.

Being grateful for the internet.

Being grateful for feeling freer since having your vaccine.


Keep writing until you get to 100.  Then notice how you feel.  


And, as you end your day.  Say prayers of gratitude for the gift of another day.  For feeling loved and the opportunity to be connected to people you care about.  


Then go to sleep with prayer and gratitude.  It is more likely you will wake with better feeling thoughts.  


Gratitude is powerful.  It’s a game changer no matter how you are feeling.


I know gratitude was a life-changer for me when I was going through my divorce.  Oprah shared Sarah Breathnach’s book, “Simple Abundance.” In it she shares by writing 3 things you are grateful for each day, it will make a difference. It is SO TRUE.  At that time, I really struggled with seeing any gratitude, it was a dark night for me.  One of those memories almost shameful to share because I had SO SO SO much to be grateful for and couldn’t get that energy or focus to see it.   I had 2 precious children, a fabulous job, friends, a home, etc.  I was truly blessed.  I decided to try writing 3 things each day.  It changed my life, and what I began to focus on.  It lifted me out of the depression and hopelessness to a whole new world of possibilities.


Whatever situation you are facing that feels overwhelming, see how you can play the turnaround game with gratitude.  


Gratitude that you know you are connected to a Higher Power.  


Gratitude that you can trust that life is for you.  


Gratitude for helping you find a solution by staying in a Higher vibration than the problem.  


Empower yourself with the gift of gratitude.  Know it’s your best friend.  It’s the solution to living a happier more prosperous life.  


Make a commitment to use gratitude as one of your favorite tools and defaults.  


Dr. Mark Hyman shared about his five minute gratitude journal and the power it has, “Researchers call gratitude “the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself; it is a general state of thankfulness and/or appreciation.” Not surprisingly, many studies connect gratitude with a sense of overall well-being. I keep this five minute journal handy to make gratitude a priority. “


How can you invest in you a little more to thrive with the power of gratitude?