Ways to Incorporate Gratitude in Your Life
When you think about upliftment or abundance, you reinforce your positive emotions.
All wise spiritual masters remind us of this, each in slightly different words, but the content is always the same. If you are unhappy, you can do one of three things:
- Leave the situation
- Change it
- Accept it as is
If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of these three options, and you must make the choice now.
Habituation and everyday life are the natural enemies of gratitude, as feelings of gratitude can be very fleeting. One moment it’s there and the next it’s simply gone and you are back to the hustle of your normal, everyday mode.
By practicing gratitude consciously, the spiritual dimension of life opens. The main cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. Acknowledging the good you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
If your goal is to be joyful, start by waking up in the morning, smiling, and saying thank you.
- Thank you for waking up without any aches and pains.
- Thank you for your beautiful surroundings.
- Thank you for the ability to create solutions to the problems you are facing.
If you want to incorporate gratitude into your life, “thank you” should be your first words in the morning and your last thought before going to sleep.
Here’s one of the ways I practice gratitude in my life. When I wake up in the morning, I start my day by saying:
Dear God / Universe,
Thank you for my comfortable mattress, my ideally shaped pillow, my wonderful, warm down comforter.
Thank you for my perfect health and for allowing me to live pain-free. I am thankful to be breathing freely and deeply.
Thank you for all the love and abundance in my life.
✨ These are my first thoughts in the morning. Every morning.
Giving thanks for the things we take for granted is a powerful tool to invite more blessings into our lives.