The Power of Gratitude
Gratitude is defined as the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. Recent studies have shown that people who express and feel gratitude on a DAILY basis, increase their well-being, reduce stress, are happier and are more satisfied with their lives. They feel more in control of their environment, personal growth, purpose in life and self acceptance.
- Well Being -
Since gratitude is shown to be a strong indicator to bring more well-being into your life, how do we begin to incorporate that into our daily, busy, stressed lives?
- Abundance -
During my readings of gratitude I have stumbled upon many suggestions. Some worked for awhile, I have a gratitude journal, there are gratitude jars (a place to store daily notes of gratitude), you can do gratitude exercises but nothing was consistent for me, until the Rock of Gratitude.
- Giving -
I created the Rock of Gratitude to keep at your bedside as a symbol and reminder to express daily gratitude. Every night before going to sleep gently place the rock in the palm of your hand. In your mind express and FEEL at least 5 things that happened to you that day, which you were grateful for, something someone did for you or something that made your day easier. Gratitude can be as simple as being thankful for having a soft bed to sleep on; to being grateful for the education you received. There are no limits or guidelines to gratitude. Place it in your pocket or purse to carry with you through out the day; place in a prominent place in your home as your constant reminder. The more gratitude you express the more the Universe will provide you with what you desire.
- Receiving -
You will find as time passes you will feel a greater sense of well-being, peace and abundance. It is important to be grateful for what you HAVE, as meager as it may be, as opposed to what you WANT! You will find that as you are Giving gratitude for what you HAVE you will attract & receive more of what you WANT. The Universe works with the Law of Attraction, which is documented in many resources. you have the power in the palm of your hand to CHANGE YOUR LIFE!