Gratitude and Grace
When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light,
for your life and strength.
Give thanks for your food and the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks,
the fault lies with yourself.
– Tecumseth, Shawnee Native American Leader
GRATITUDE is a necessary and powerful component in sustaining change. It is one of the highest forms of love and counteracts feelings of separation and distance.
Gratitude operates through a Universal Law that governs life. It keeps us connected to God, the source of all good things.
All the major religions practice gratitude and history demonstrates people who practiced gratitude such as Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Jung, Jesus, Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Old patterns of negative thinking can block us from feeling and expressing gratitude.
Thinking about what you are grateful for attracts more of that quality to your life. Your gratitude is like a magnet. YOU become magnetic.
So reflect on something you are grateful for as part of a daily practice. Establishing gratitude as a habit allows compassion and grace to flow from you. Negative thoughts cannot grow when the mind is filled with gratitude, compassion, and grace. Feeling compassion for yourself and others opens the doorway for love.
*THINK ABOUT THIS:
-What are the parts of your life you are the most grateful for? Relationships, physical healing, employment, health, friends?
-What are the changes in your life you are the most grateful for?
- Have you thanked the spiritual guides and earthly guides that have helped support you in life and to make positive changes?
-Set aside A time each morning to write about what makes you feel happy and grateful!