When you consider our world from such a compressed perspective then the need for acceptance, understanding, and gratitude becomes glaringly apparent.
So therefore, it concludes that if you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead, and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world. Just that, doesn’t that call for some gratitude?
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week because of illness.
If you have money in your bank, any money in the bank, or even in your wallet, and spare change in a dish some place in your life, you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy. 92% of the people do not have that.
So, if you have the opportunity to think as you choose to think, to worship as you choose to worship, and you have a little bit of change in your pocket, and you have got your health, and you have someone who cares about you, then you have an awful lot to be grateful for.
Treasuring our divinity means being in a constant state of appreciation. Looking for occasions to be joyful, to be happy, to be in a state of gratitude.
Every time I find a penny, a nickel or a dime on the street and anytime I bend over and pick it up, I say “Thank you God”, as a reminder of the abundance that flows into my life when I am just walking and breathing.
Treasuring your divinity does not mean that you do not have respect for God, it means respecting the God that is always with you.
This is a very long quote, I know, but it says so many important things to remember on a daily basis. We are blessed in ways we do not see when we get caught up in our lives. When we are listening to or participating in gossip, when we are watching the news, when we are letting ourselves be upset because of something someone else did. How does that serve us? How does that lead to a happy and successful life? We can choose how we wish to feel, and by choosing we are directing the path that our next hour, day, week and life will go. I choose to be happy, grateful, and joyful. Even when things to do not appear perfect at the moment, it is only a moment in time, and it will pass.
We can deliberately make our next moments be different, we can direct the course of our lives. Sometimes it takes a reminder like what is written above. Sometimes it just takes slowing down and noticing how we are feeling and recognizing that it is a choice how to feel.
People struggle with depression and anxiety. People get too wound up in what is going on around them and they take personal ownership of it. They accept this as the only way they can view life, but you have a choice. You can change the direction.
In the study of Dr. Joe Dispenza and the Heartmath institute, they have discovered scientifically that spending 10 minutes in gratitude changes the electromagnetic energy of the heart. It increases the bodies chemistry to increase immunities. Happy people are not just lucky. They are healthier, they attract more positive into their lives, they see more opportunities and take chances on them.
So, my challenge to you this week it take 10 minutes each day and focus on gratefulness. It does not have to be anything specific; you can keep it general. Just put on some soft music and your headphones and feel good for a few. As you go along, as this becomes a regular practice in your life, you begin to see or feel things that feel good to you. Practice every day for one week and keep a small notebook to journal how you feel. Write down how your days goes. You will notice a shift after only 4-5 days.
After one week, come back here and share the alteration you are beginning to notice in your life.
- Do you see more beauty in the world around you?
- Did you see your first sunrise or sunset in a while? Really notice it.
- Are your conversations changing to be more positive and upbeat?
- Did you laugh more?
- Did you feel more love and/or compassion towards others?
- Did you notice that you attract more upbeat people to you?
- Were you in a little less pain?
- Did you sleep a little better?
Share with us what has changed. Then I encourage you to take 10- minutes a day for 30-days. When you are starting something new, focus and see it before hand how you want it to go. A phone call, a conversation, your drive-in traffic.
I look forward to hearing how your week went. Please like share, and comment.
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