Posted by on Jan 31, 2010 in awareness, gratitude, law of attraction, present moment | 6 comments

Gratitude is the single easiest way to shift your life.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.  It turns problems into gifts, failure into success, the unexpected into perfect timing and mistakes into important events.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~Melodie Beattie

The universe is a magnet–if you are stuck in the woe-is-me and the worry of things, the universe will offer you more opportunities for woe and worry.

If you focus on the spaces where you feel joy and peace, you will experience more joy and peace.

The easiest way to do this is by being grateful for what is. Even the small things, especially the small things….

TRY THIS SIMPLE EXERCISE: BEING GRATEFUL (GREAT-FULL)

Every day, write a list of five things you are grateful for. Things that make you feel great and full.

They can be small things

big things

things that make you smile.

They can be people

places

synchronistic opportunities.

Try to write five new things each day

You do not need a special gratitude journal or thankfulness notebook. You can write on a restaurant napkin or the back of your grocery list. You can throw the pages out at the end of the week.

It’s not about WHERE you write them, but THAT you write them.

And if you write your list at the same time every day, it will become a habit.

Share your list with your friends. Invite them to write their own thank you notes to the universe.

GRATITUDE is a gift of the present moment. Gratitude shifts your focus immediately from what you don’t have, what you’ve lost, what isn’t and cannot be, to what is.

Gratitude brings you back to your heart.

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