Being faced with challenges on all fronts in my life at present has made me realise (once again) just how grateful I am for everything I do have. This has been amplified in light of all the events happening on a global scale, where so many are left without and do not know which way to go next…
To add to this, it has just been a full moon…it is as if the pulling force of the moon just amplified inner feelings, thoughts and issues; putting them in direct view so there is no chance to hide from them anymore…it felt like things were put under a magnifying glass and intensified. When I was in meditation last night before sleep to align with the full moon energies, I named the things I am grateful for. I realised that just being grateful for the basics that ensured survival, such as having a roof over my head and food in the fridge, let me know that I am safe. When other’s survival is threatened, as it is in so many parts of our world at present, it can bring up a fear of not surviving in those of us who have everything in place that ensures our survival.
Remember that what you give gratitude for – becomes more. What you appreciate, appreciates!
So here are some things I have found useful to bring the gratitude and appreciation to the forefront in my life:
3 Ways to find Gratitude and Appreciation:
1. Make a list – of all the things you do have and that are working in your life. You will be pleasantly surprised to see how long this list becomes. Include the seemingly small things, such as a hug, smile, birds chirping, etc. When it comes to gratitude and appreciation, there is nothing too small to be included
2. Quiet time – spend a few minutes each day just appreciating whatever is around you, no matter where you are. This short interlude weaves the magic back into life and facilitates a feeling of safety, well-being and contentment. Without realising it, you will be walking on with a smile on your face!
3. Be generous – with your laughter, time, smile and happiness. Sharing who you are with the world is giving gratitude for the talents, gifts and abilities you have and it may just be the one thing that gives another hope. Who you are is unique, so appreciate your uniqueness by sharing it with the world.
Remember: when fear, anxiety, stress and worry are clouding your day; connect with your heart and give thanks for all you have. Then go about the rest of your day with a smile on your face!