Why A Gratitude Rock Is The Next Thing To Have

A gratitude rock is just a small rock that you can carry in your pockets and that you use to remember and take the time to be grateful.

Lee Brower tells about this rock in the movie 'The Secret'. He took a little rock and decided that every time he touched it he would think of something he was grateful for.

So when he puts the gratitude stone in his pocket in the morning he goes through what he is thankful for, and when he empties his pocket in the night and finds the rock he goes again through what he's thankful for.

I decided to give the use of the rock a little twist.

I placed my stone around the space I'm working, usually my desk at work or at home, and every time I happened to look at it I would stop to hold it and take the time to give thanks for one thing.

Get yourself a gratitude rock!

You can try for yourself the benefits of having a gratitude stone...

  • It's free. You can pick one up in a stream, or on the side of the road, or in a park. Pick one you like.

    I preferred to buy a crystal, because I like crystals so much. I chose a crystal called Citrine, which is meant to bring about abundance, manifestation and empowerment.

  • It makes you come back to living in the present, because when you focus on it and on being grateful you engage your attention in the present moment.

    You can also use the gratitude stone to be grateful for something that you have immediately around you - for example, the drink you're having, the clothes you are wearing, the view from the near window.

  • A gratitude stone is very powerful to switch to positive thinking. If you are in a neutral mood it lifts you up by the action of being grateful. If you happen to be upset or negative, you can get out of that state by dropping it altogether when you take the time to be grateful.

Gratitude is the easiest step to take to keep a positive attitude. You can practice gratitude wherever you are, at whichever moment of the day, for anything - and you will feel uplifted within a minute.

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

Melody Beattie

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