Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
This quote really spoke to me today.
Almost 3 weeks ago I started a gratitude journal.
Each day I think about, and list, all the things that I am grateful for. It’s such a beautiful practice. And it really is changes the way I see the world. I find myself actively looking for things to be grateful for.
I’ve often read that gratitude is the key to finding happiness.
And I am discovering the truth of this for myself. For if we don’t appreciate what we have, how can we ever truly be happy. If we don’t appreciate what we have, we are always searching for something else to satisfy us. And we are overlooking the massive blessings that are right in front of us.
I was saying as much to a friend recently. I know that life is often difficult. However in the end we have 2 choices. We can focus on the negative, and dwell in misery.
Or we can focus on the positive, and find the goodness and joy in even the most everyday moments.
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
~ Eckhart Tolle