The only obstacle to being thankful is simply not observing with attention. We grow used to our blessings and we start taking them for granted, without realizing that they truly are blessings.
For instance, we take for granted having running water out of a tap; go camping for three days and you will quickly notice how difficult the most common tasks become when you don't have running water.
You can overcome the tendency of taking things for granted by dedicating some time daily to developing an attitude of gratitude.
You can choose to be thankful any time. For instance, I like starting my day by feeling gratitude while I'm still in bed. I sometimes choose to create a grateful day.
At times, I carry a gratitude rock to remind me to take a few moments and feel grateful.
You can also take advantage of the opportunities that arise throughout the day to be thankful for what you have.
A little secret to getting what you want...
Feeling gratitude not only puts you in a good mood, but it is also an investment in positive energy, and it helps you to get what you want.
I quite like the little formula that Joe Vitale gives in "Life's missing instruction manual":
2. Declare what you would like to have with positive emotion.
3. Act on the opportunities that appear in front of you.
Notice how Joe Vitale puts emphasis on being thankful for what you already have before asking for something else. In fact, being grateful is the only thing left to do when you are open to receive abundance.
All in all, the advice is simple: Say thanks! :)
What Are YOU Most Thankful For?
What makes YOU tick? What makes your heart sing? What is it that you are most thankful for?
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